Education Ministry defined tasks for H2 2012

ASTANA. August 6. KAZINFORM Establishment of an independent center for teachers' proficiency testing is one of the priority tasks of Kazakhstani education for the second half of the year, the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science reports, according to

All directions of the State Program of Education Development are permanently upgraded taking into consideration annual Addresses of the President and main trends in development of education system of foreign countries, the Ministry emphasizes.

Thus, the work on establishment of an independent system of university graduates' proficiency testing will be started in the country this year. It includes establishment of an independent Center for teacher's proficiency testing in a pilot mode.

Besides, special department teaching students in three languages will be opened in 20 higher education institutions of Kazakhstan in order to introduce multilingual education. Pedagogical, scientific and technical specialities will be taught there.

The share of universities introduced Kazakhstani model of credit transfer based on the European ECTS system will be increased from 29 to 45% this year.

Besides, construction of a number of education facilities is planned to be completed this year as well. Thus, new Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools in Uralsk and 28 resource centers for small schools will be opened prior to the beginning of the upcoming academic year. Construction of a vocational lyceum for 800 people in Astana is planned to be finished in November.

The press service of the Ministry also reports that 569 chemistry classrooms of a new modification will be procured for schools in Almaty, Astana and 14 regions of the country in the second half of the year.


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