Preparation for new academic year underway in Kazakhstan

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ASTANA. August 1. KAZINORM The active preparation for a new academic year is underway in Kazakhstan.  Minor repairs are conducted in 5474 schools of the country. Curriculums are regularly updated, new education technologies are introduced, kazinform has learned from Pm.kz site.

"About one third of the population of Kazakhstan is involved in the education system. Therefore, one of the key factors for success of the whole modernization process is renewal of the national education system," President of the country N. Nazarbayev emphasized in the article "Social modernization of Kazakhstan: 20 steps toward Universal Society of Labor".

According to the information of Education and Science, more than 255 thousand children will go to school for the first time this year.  12 million textbooks and manuals are purchased for schools. Thus, the schools of the country are provided with textbooks for 97%. Besides, education institutions will be equipped with 569 new chemistry rooms.

537 education organizations are embraced with the system of electronic education in Kazakhstan. Presently, 7043 electronic resources on 6 school subjects and 38 college subjects are developed. They will be introduced in the lessons held from 2nd to 11th grades during the upcoming school year.

Currently, capital repair of heating systems, boiler stations, roofs, etc. is held in 617 schools. Capital repair was held in 38% of schools in the first half of the year. Minor repairs worth 4.7 billion tenge are conducted in 5474 schools.

New Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools will be opened this year in Uralsk and 28 basic schools this year. It is planned to finish construction of a lyceum for 800 people in Astana by this November. Construction of 27 new schools will be completed by the end of the year.

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