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20 January, 2020 12:16

Kazakhstan to pilot a project on improving quality of education in rural schools

Deputy Prime Minister Berdibek Saparbayev visited Nazarbayev Intellectual School on January 18 in the capital city, primeminister.kz reported.

Kazakhstan to pilot a project on improving quality of education in rural schools | Strategy2050.kz

The deputy prime minister got acquainted with the educational process, the achievements of schoolchildren, examined the study rooms of self-knowledge, nanotechnology, biotechnology, a pottery workshop, laboratories that use advanced innovative technologies in the field of education.

Chairman of the Board of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kulyash Shamshidinova spoke of the current activities and development prospects.

Also, the head of NIS presented the project “Rural School,” aimed at narrowing the gap in the quality of education between urban and rural schools.

The project plans to conduct a study of the strengths and weaknesses, as well as the needs of schools in rural areas. Taking into account the recommendations made, comprehensive measures will be taken to improve the material and technical base and quality of education in rural schools.

Berdibek Saparbayev approved the presented project, instructing the Ministry of Education to begin its implementation in a pilot mode in Karaganda, Kyzylorda and Eastern Kazakhstan regions.

“The Head of State instructed to minimize the differences in the level of education in the city and in the countryside, to ensure children's access to quality education. To solve this problem, we need to use the best practices of state-wide NIS network. Our goal is to create the most favorable conditions for the comprehensive development of children, their creative abilities and creative thinking. Already from school, children should be able to reveal their talents,” he said.

Also during the meeting, issues of improving the performance of Kazakhstan in the framework of the international program for the evaluation of educational achievements of students (PISA) of the OECD were discussed.

In addition, Berdibek Saparbayev visited and got acquainted with the work of the Gumilyov Eurasian National University and the International University of Tourism and Hospitality.

Image credit: primeminister.kz

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