Prime Minister Akhmetov instructed to develop network of private kindergartens in Kazakhstan

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ASTANA. January 31. KAZINFORM It is important to develop construction and organization of private kindergartens in Kazakhstan, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov said at an enlarged session of the board of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan.

"We need to develop a network of private kindergartens. Certainly, we have to stimulate it and create necessary conditions. Presently, the Government submitted amendments to the Law on public-private partnership to the Parliament. I believe that thanks to amended legislation investors will find it attractive to invest in social facilities soon. The task of the Government, Ministry and akimats to address the issues of stimulation of attraction of investments into construction of preschool institutions," S. Akhmetov said.

The Premier also told that "Balapan" Program had been implemented in Kazakhstan in the sphere of preschool education since 2009 and the embracement of children with preschool education increased almost 2 times.

Besides, he noted that Kostanay region reached almost 100% embracement, Karaganda region - 98%, Pavlodar region - 95% and some regions had these figures at the level of 50-60%.

"I think it's not enough. We need 100% and more and we need competitiveness in the sphere. Kindergartens regardless of their property form have to compete for every child," the Prime Minister said.

S. Akhmetov also emphasized that it can be achieved thanks to the instruments of public-private partnership and its main component - per capita financing and co-financing from the national and local budgets and parents' payment.

"We already have this mechanism functioning in the country, in Kyzylorda region and some other regions. We need to adopt and transfer this experience," the Minister said.

Source: www.primeminister.kz

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