Kazakhstan increases share of population mastering the state language

04 April 2017, 10:51

In 2016, the share of the population that mastered the state language in Kazakhstan was 82 percent, said the Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, during the meeting of the Government, chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagyntayev.

The Minister noted that for comparison, the share of the population, mastering the state language, was 72.1% in 2014 and it increased to 76.3% in 2015. At the moment, according to KazTest system, the number of people who know the Kazakh language is increasing every year. In 2016, the total number of people who passed the test was 73,732 people, including the number of civil servants - 40,000 (53.5%).
 

"Within the state program for 2014-2016, about 88 publishing projects were issued in the form of teaching tools, works of classics of world literature, books for children, cognitive, scientific and journalistic books, etc. Including, the number of projects published in other languages ​​was 24. New methods for teaching the Kazakh language "Kazakh language" were also developed, A. Mukhamediuly said.


As a result of the previous year, the share of document circulation in the state language in central and local executive bodies was 91%. Also, there are 87 regional training centers for teaching the Kazakh language.
 

"But there are facts of non-transition of the reporting statistical and financial documentation to the state language," the minister specified.

It should be reminded that the language policy in Kazakhstan is implemented in accordance with the Law "On Language in the Republic of Kazakhstan", the State Program for the Development and Functioning of Languages ​​for 2011-2020.


To date, the implementation of the second phase of this program has been completed.

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