Number of Kazakh language schools reached 70% for the years of independence - MES

12 August 2016, 23:39
Фото: ortcom.kz

For the years of independence, the number of schools teaching the Kazakh language has increased significantly. If at the beginning of the 1990s, only 30% of schools held classes in the Kazakh language, it is almost 70% now

"10 years ago, the Head of State gave instructions on  implementation of three languages ​​in the education system. After that he returned several times to the issue and gave the same order. But it must be admitted that for 10 years we have achieved a little progress, " the president of JSC "Information-Analytical Center " of the MES of the  RK Serik Irsaliyev  noted during a dialogue platform on the theme "Science and education - the key to a successful future".

"20 years ago, Europe raised the multilingual education program for school children, which stipulates that every schoolchild in Europe has the right  to learn their native language, two foreign languages. And it has become the norm for them,”  he said.

According to the head of the center, to date, 54% of Europeans speak at least one foreign language, 25% speak two foreign languages, and 10% of Europeans speak three foreign languages ​​in addition to their native language.

"The Kazakh language is now no longer in danger, it develops. Since we took the independence, the number of schools teaching the Kazakh language has increased many times ,”  Irsaliyev said.