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Y. Sagadiyev: MES implementing a step-by-step schedule for introduction of digital technologies in four areas

10 April 2018, 12:31

At the meeting of the Government chaired by the Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the Minister of Education and Science, Yerlan Sagadiyev, reported on the digitization of education.

According to Yerlan Sagadiyev, the ministry outlined new directions for further introduction of digitalization in education and science.

First of all, this is the mobility and total accessibility of all services to paper documents and information. So that any student, teacher, parent or principal can get the information on their smartphones. This will allow the students to see their grades, homework, textbooks, to use all the world's digital resources.

Second, digitalization means openness and justice. All the necessary information, from the queue to the kindergarten to the issues of obtaining a certificate or diploma, should be publicly available.

Third, each student or teacher should be given the opportunity to have free access to textbooks in the state and Russian languages, the best world and Kazakhstan lectures, interactive lessons from the smartphone or computer at home or another place, at any time of the day.

Fourth, for the ministry it is extremely important to integrate of all data into one database, to introduce Big Data technologies, conduct online analyzes, which will guide all processes from one command center.

At present, the Ministry of Education and Science has developed a step-by-step schedule for the introduction of digital technologies in these four areas and has begun the implementation.

"In 2016-2017, more than 14 thousand multimedia kits were purchased. This year, transfers from the republican budget for 6 billion tenge have been allocated for these purposes, for the third consecutive year the akimats have bought more than 10 thousand sets for educational institutions. The task is to increase the availability of multimedia kits to rural and urban schools by up to 80%," said Yerlan Sagadiyev.

Regarding the availability of the Internet, 99% of schools are now connected to the Internet. However, 62% of schools have access to fast Internet, 47% of schools are connected to Wi-Fi. In accordance with the Digital Kazakhstan program, there are plans to connect all schools. More than 4 thousand schools have introduced electronic diaries. They are used by 50% of schoolchildren.

In addition, the MES RK also provides public services. In all, the Ministry has 73 state services in total. 25 of them are automated. Now the data of MES is integrated with the data of other state bodies on the e-gov platform. In the next two years it is planned to automate and optimize another 48 services.

The minister also noted the teaching the basics of digitization to the people as an equally important area.

"150 thousand teachers and one and a half million parents will be trained to use our information data," Yerlan Sagadiyev summed up. 

Minister of Information and Communications, D.Abayev, akim of Pavlodar region, B.Bakauov, South-Kazakhstan region, Zh. Tuimebayev, reported on the activities carried out within the digitalization of the education system.


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