Official Source of the
Prime Minister of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
Close button

New school year for Kazakhstani students to begin remotely — Ministry of Education and Science

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 15:31:29

At the government session chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Minister of Education and Science Askhat Aimagambetov reported on preparations for the new school year.

As Aimagambetov noted, teachers and students are at high risk of contracting coronavirus infection and SARS. So, only SARS annually infects 70% of students.

“For us, the main priority is the life and health of children and teachers,” the minister emphasized.

In this regard, the Ministry of Education and Science considers that it is too early to open schools for children and suggest repeating the fourth quarter’s experience — continuing education in a distance format.

“First. The academic year of September 1 is planned to begin in a remote format in grades 1-11 in all schools of the country, with the exception of remote rural ungraded schools. Second. According to the statement of the parents of primary school students, subject to conditions, it is planned to provide the possibility of attending obligatory classes in-person in compliance with strict sanitary measures,” the minister said.

This is due to the age characteristics of primary school students, the beginning of the formation of skills for self-study and self-organization. However, at the same time, sanitary safety measures in schools will be maximized.

“Children will study in only one office, changes at different times, measuring the temperature at the entrance, strengthening the ventilation, quartz and wet cleaning. For the organization of social distancing, dividing into shifts of study, into subgroups with a number of not more than 10-15 children, alternating days of schooling is provided for. In addition, some of the items will be carried out remotely,” the head of the Ministry of Education and Science informed.

Third. Children in schools in remote rural settlements with a favorable epidemiological background will be educated in regular mode. This is 4% of the total number of students. A total of 1,934 such schools with a contingent of 127 thousand children were identified. The minister emphasized that while distance learning is only a solution for the start of the school year.

“Fourth. In the future, depending on the steady decrease in the incidence of the population, a gradual transition of schools to combined and full-time training formats in compliance with sanitary requirements will be carried out,” he emphasized.

Fifth. The most vulnerable learning groups at home: children with special learning needs, children from low-income families, primary school students — inclusive and accessible education will be organized for these groups of students.

Askhat Aimagambetov also dwelled on the readiness of the education sector for the start of the new season. According to the ministry, in the process of preparation, 35 thousand computers were purchased. Responsibilities of local executive bodies include providing schools, teachers, and students with computers.

According to the results of the fourth quarter, suggestions of teachers and students were collected. Over the summer, the Ministry of Education and Science worked on the modernization of Internet platforms. Training material on the subjects of the first and second quarters has been prepared. Each akimat should provide an Internet platform with streaming capability for online training.

A lot of work was done on content provision and preparation of TV lessons.

“For the training of educators, online courses on 5 modules have been created aimed at developing IT competencies, studying cyber pedagogy and teaching methodology. The start of online courses is planned taking into account the exit from holidays on July 20 with the coverage of 350 thousand teachers,” Aimagambetov said.

Colleges will also begin the new school year remotely. The traditional format will be on an individual schedule in the organization of industrial training, professional practice for first-year and graduate students, as well as in remote colleges with a small contingent with an increase in the sanitary regime.

Higher education training will mainly be organized remotely. The traditional format will be on an individual schedule for laboratory work, industrial training and professional practice.

According to OECD and World Bank experts, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant learning difficulties for students around the world. It is worth noting that the negative impact of COVID-19 on education can be reflected for a long time. For this, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is taking additional measures. As a result of the fourth, studies were conducted, discussions were held with experts, the opinion of the parental community and society was taken into account. International experience has also been studied.

“The Ministry of Education and Science, being an authorized body in the education system, in such a difficult time should, on the one hand, ensure the provision of quality education, and on the other, prevent the spread of the virus among students and teachers. In general, preparation for the school year will be continued in a systematic manner,” the minister concluded.

News feed
24 June 2021, 16:45
Askar Mamin inspects implementation of investment projects in Karaganda region
21 June 2021, 18:32
Government session to be held June 22 in Ukimet Uyi
21 June 2021, 13:10
Mamin reports on Government’s work at joint meeting of Chambers of Parliament
15 June 2021, 09:38
Most regions of Kazakhstan in green zone for incidence of COVID-19
14 June 2021, 22:49
Government session to be held June 15 in Ukimet Uyi
11 June 2021, 18:36
Askar Mamin and EU ambassadors discuss cooperation in green economy development
08 June 2021, 16:29
Askar Mamin launches construction of gas processing plant at Kashagan field
01 June 2021, 10:30
Child Welfare Index to be introduced in Kazakhstan in 2022
01 June 2021, 10:01
Economy of Turkistan region to grow 1.5 times in 5 years — Askar Mamin
01 June 2021, 09:49
Improvement in sanitary and epidemiological situation noted in Kazakhstan
31 May 2021, 20:03
Government session to be held June 1 in Ukimet Uyi
28 May 2021, 17:32
Askar Mamin proposes to develop Strategy for Ensuring Food Security in CIS countries
27 May 2021, 12:54
Board of Directors approves adjustments to Development Strategy and Optimization of Structure of Baiterek Holding
25 May 2021, 11:30
Implementation of optimistic scenario for CVI directly depends on proactive position of citizens regarding vaccination — Alexey Tsoy
25 May 2021, 10:56
Main emphasis of Employment Roadmap made on creation of permanent jobs — Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population
25 May 2021, 09:45
300 billion tenge to be allocated for implementation of Employment Roadmap in 2021
25 May 2021, 09:34
Prime Minister Askar Mamin instructs to increase vaccination rate
24 May 2021, 19:11
Government session to be held May 25 in Ukimet Uyi
18 May 2021, 18:06
Askar Mamin visits Pavlodar region on a working trip
18 May 2021, 13:04
Incidence of coronavirus decreased by 20% over past two weeks in Kazakhstan
18 May 2021, 12:49
Heating season in Kazakhstan went smoothly — Nurlan Nogayev
18 May 2021, 10:58
Prime Minister Askar Mamin chairs meeting of Investment Headquarters
18 May 2021, 10:45
Government reviews progress of preparations for heating season
18 May 2021, 09:50
Government considers sanitary and epidemiological situation
18 May 2021, 04:31
Government session to be held May 18 in Ukimet Uyi
17 May 2021, 18:27
Providing medical services, supporting rural medicine, working during pandemic — results of Social Health Insurance Fund for 2020 and first quarter of 2021
14 May 2021, 17:27
Askar Mamin meets with World Bank Vice President Anna Bjerde
14 May 2021, 16:46
Development of mass sports, domestic tourism and plan of events for celebration of 30th anniversary of Independence of Kazakhstan — Aktoty Raimkulova on work of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
14 May 2021, 16:02
Askar Mamin meets with Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari
14 May 2021, 15:12
New package of measures to ensure food security to be implemented in Kazakhstan
14 May 2021, 12:44
Government holds meeting on stabilizing food prices
13 May 2021, 17:51
Askar Mamin meets with head of Orano French nuclear company Claude Imauven
13 May 2021, 17:22
Mobile applications, quality of communication and internet, online provision of public services — on digitalization in Kazakhstan
12 May 2021, 18:44
Marat Sultangaziev appointed Vice Minister of Finance
12 May 2021, 18:20
Kanat Baedilov relieved as Vice Minister of Finance
12 May 2021, 18:12
Ali Altynbayev appointed chair of State Revenue Committee of the Ministry of Finance
12 May 2021, 13:42
Machine-building industry of Kazakhstan shows stable growth of 120.6% — Beibut Atamkulov
12 May 2021, 13:04
By 2024, Kazakhstan’s market to be provided with domestic goods by 100% — Bakhyt Sultanov
12 May 2021, 12:38
In Kazakhstan, business activity index remains in growth zone for second month in a row — National Bank
12 May 2021, 12:33
Over 18 billion cubic meters of gas produced in Kazakhstan in the first quarter of 2021 — Nurlan Nogayev
12 May 2021, 10:38
Qualitative changes observed in structure of economic growth of Kazakhstan — Ministry of National Economy
12 May 2021, 10:28
In first quarter of 2021, gross agricultural output increased by 3% — Saparkhan Omarov
12 May 2021, 09:55
Following results of 4 months of 2021, economy of Kazakhstan entered a growth path
12 May 2021, 00:33
Government session to be held May 12 in Ukimet Uyi
11 May 2021, 10:13
Government considers development of cryptoindustry and blockchain technologies
09 May 2021, 08:10
Prime Minister Askar Mamin congratulates Kazakhstanis on Victory Day
07 May 2021, 08:05
Prime Minister Askar Mamin congratulates Kazakhstanis on Defender of the Fatherland Day
06 May 2021, 22:28
Measures to restore economic growth, construction of schools and modernization of social infrastructure — on projects implemented in East Kazakhstan region in 2020
04 May 2021, 13:34
Over 24 thousand business entities to be provided with microcredits in 2021 — Aset Irgaliyev
04 May 2021, 11:47
About 1.5 million people or 15% of eligible population vaccinated in Kazakhstan — Ministry of Healthcare
© 2019 - 2021 Press service of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Developed by SoftDeCo.