Minister of Education and Science Yerlan Sagadiyev in a meeting with the pedagogical and scientific community of Karaganda region announced the introduction of “zero” grade in 2020.

“We plan to introduce the “zero” grade in 2020, not 2019. “Zero” grade is, in principle, the existing system of preschool education. Its essence is to create a single programme for preschool children. One can receive education both in kindergartens and schools,” – Yerlan Sagadiyev noted.

According to him, currently 80% of Kazakhstani children are covered with preschool education. The Ministry’s goal is to bring this number to 100%. It is important that all preschoolers before enrolling in first grade are at a relatively same level of education.


Published: 26 February 2018


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