Capital and minor repairs underway in Kazakhstan schools

ASTANA. August 14. KAZINFORM One the eve of a new school year, minor repair works are conducted in 5953 schools and capital repairs - in 596 schools, Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Zhumagulov said at the session of the Government, according to

In accordance with the Ministry, minor repairs worth 5.2 billion tenge are conducted in 5953 schools. Capital repair totaling 20 billion tenge will be carried out in 596 schools this year. The repair works are 80% complete.

Besides, 10 new schools for 5170 students were opened in Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, West Kazakhstan, South Kazakhstan regions and Almaty due to positive demographic and migration dynamics. 16 small schools with the number of students totaling 166 people were closed this year.

As the Education Ministry informs, over 100 thousand children were rendered assistance under "Road to School" campaign this year. About 1 billion tenge was allocated from the local budgets and sponsor assistance. The campaign will last to September 30.

Totally, 7690 schools will open their doors on September 1. Over 2.5 million children are to attend these schools.

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