According to the Minister of Education and Science Y. Sagadiyev, in 2017 849 pre-school organizations were opened for 64 400 places, of which 717 are private pre-school organizations. The order of children of 3-6 years compared with last year was reduced by 25.3% and today is 125.2 thousand people. In 2017, 15% of kindergartens created conditions for inclusive education.
In the sphere of secondary education, the transition to updated content continues. In the academic year 2017-2018, 1, 2, 5, 7 grades were moved into a new content. A 5-day study week has been introduced. Preparations are under way for the transition to the study in 10-11 classes of 4 subjects "Physics", "Chemistry", "Biology", "Informatics" in English from 2019.
In the field of TVE, new approaches have been developed to improve the quality, accessibility and prestige of TVE. Since September 1, 2017, new modular programs have been launched for 260 qualifications, where it is planned to receive up to 3 qualifications.
On behalf of the Head of State, in 2017, 583 colleges are implementing the project "Free TVE for All." The state order for 100,8 thousand places was put, including 21 thousand on the program of productive employment.
In the sphere of higher education, an appropriate bill has been drafted and submitted to the Majilis of the Parliament to expand the academic and managerial autonomy of universities. In the ranking of the world's best universities QS WUR in 2017 8 Kazakhstani universities were mentioned.
"In the field of science, work is carried out to strengthen the relationship of science with the real sector of the economy, the commercialization of scientific results. Within the framework of the grant financing of the International Science and Technology Center, 12 projects have been implemented," Y. Sagadiyev summed up.
The results of monitoring the implementation of the State Program were reported by the Minister of National Economy, T. Suleimenov.
According to the MNE RK, in 2017, out of 8 target indicators of the State Program for the Development of Education and Science for 2016-2019, 7 were executed, out of 51 indicators of the State Program, 45 were executed. Out of 166 measures planned in 2017, 161 were executed.
Investment in education increased by 23%. The total investment amounted to 265 billion tenge. The growth was facilitated by the active implementation of PPP projects. In 2017, agreements were concluded in the sphere of education for 101 projects amounting to about 31.2 billion tenge, whereas for 2015-2016 only 8 contracts were concluded for 4.3 billion tenge.
During the meeting, reports by regional akims: Zhambyl — A. Myrzakhmetov, Aktobe — B. Saparbayev, West Kazakhstan — A. Kulginov, were heard.
Based on the results of consideration of the issue, the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that today the education system is very important tasks in connection with the implementation of the Address and the Five Social Initiatives of the President.
In this regard, the Ministry of Education and Science has been instructed to speed up the work on updating the State Program and ensure fulfillment of the President's instructions on the implementation of the Five Social Initiatives in terms of improving the accessibility and quality of higher education and improving the living conditions of student youth.
The Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed to observe rigidly the implementation of the state program indicators in accordance with established standards.
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