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D.Nazarbaeva: Universities should benefit and reduce burden on state budget (PHOTO)

2 April, 2016 12:29
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Dariga Nazarbayeva visited the Kazakhstan Agro Technical University named after S.Seifullin. Deputy Minister expressed the opinion that higher education institutions should benefit the economy, to commercialize activities, to reduce the burden on the state budget.

"The autonomy of universities - clear, transparent, democratic university, finances, choice of priorities, synchronization governance system. The budget revenues are allocated for the universities. Therefore, the task of the Government - to make the universities benefit the country and economy, to commercialize its operations and reduce the burden on the state budget", - she said.

In this case, the state plays the role of the legislator and regulator showing the priority areas.

Vice Prime Minister reminded on responsibility of the universities.

"Freedom always imposes a great responsibility. Therefore, if we want the universities to be autonomous, it is necessary not to cause blocks for the development of education in general. We are talking about international accreditation, we are looking for ways to make our higher education institutions improve curricula and train specialists in demand in our country and abroad, "- said D. Nazarbayeva.

In turn, the Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Yerlan Sagadiyev recalled that over the next four years, in Kazakhstan there will not be a state-approved diploma.

"After the transition period, the universities will issue their own diplomas. Within four years, the liberalization will lead to academic freedom and international organizations will accredit all of them. The whole system is designed and legislated", - said the head of the MES.

Photo by Bauyrzhan Zhuasbaev