On the instructions of the Head of State, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev arrived in North-Kazakhstan region with a working visit. The goal is to familiarize with the implementation of the President's Addresses “Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness”, “New Development Opportunities in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, “Five Social Initiatives”, as well as state and sectoral programs in the region.

A part of the trip, there will be a meeting on the implementation of the Comprehensive Social and Economic Development Plan for the North-Kazakhstan region for 2018-2021, as well as an inspection of a number of social and industrial infrastructure facilities. In addition, Prime Minister B. Sagintayev will get acquainted with the preparations for the XV Kazakhstan-Russia Interregional Cooperation Forum.

During the trip Bakytzhan Sagintayev paid attention to the measures being taken in the region to improve the quality of education. In the Address to the People of Kazakhstan “New Development Opportunities in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the Head of State pointed that the key priority of educational programs was the development of skills to constantly adapt to changes and assimilate new knowledge. In all regions of the country, a network of children's technoparks and business incubators with all necessary infrastructure, including computers, laboratories, 3D printers, was commissioned on the premises of palaces of schoolchildren. This will help successfully integrate the younger generation into the research and industrial and technological environment.

In Petropavlovsk, the Prime Minister visited the Palace of Schoolchildren under construction. The facility will be equipped with advanced modern technologies. As the Deputy Akim of North-Kazakhstan region A. Fedyaev said, it is envisaged to create a high-tech framework for offices and laboratory complexes in the promising areas of the IT industry and STEM-education.

The schoolchildren’s palace will have laboratories for programming and graphic design, virtual and augmented reality, TecQuipment engineering sciences (Great Britain), robotic engineering (USA), animation studio, holography, frame-vacuum cinema, electric cars from Lexsolar (Germany), humanoid robot Thespian (Great Britain), humanoid robots of NAO (France) and others.

In the M. Kozybayev North Kazakhstan State University, Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited one of the buildings of the student dormitory where he got acquainted with the implementation of the President's Five Social Initiatives. During the examination of the hostel rooms, the Rector of the university S. Omirbayev reported that 5531 students are studying at the university, which are provided with 4 dormitories. However, given the annual increase in the enrollment and contingent of students in the university, in the 2018-19 school year there will be a need for 3150 places in dormitories. According to the data of the Akimat of the North Kazakhstan region, in 2018 a total of 55.3 billion tenge is provided for financing the education system in the region. With the plan for August 1, 2018, to utilize 31.2 billion tenge, the funds were applied 100%.

It should be noted that within the framework of increasing accessibility and quality of higher education 75 grants were allocated from the local budget for those wishing to enroll in a local university.

Recall, the Prime Minister is making a series of working trips to the regions on behalf of the Head of State. Earlier, Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited Atyrau, Karaganda, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Mangystau, South-Kazakhstan, Akmola, West Kazakhstan, Turkestan and Aktobe regions.


Published: 03 September 2018



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