About 15 schools should be constructed in Astana each year - Kazakh Education Minister
According to the Minister, this will resolve the problem of triple shifting education in the capital.
Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Yerlan Sagadiyev at the session of the Government told about the methods to face the problems of triple shifting edcuation and the schools in desperately poor condition in Kazakhstan, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
"Each year at the expenses of the republican budget from 110 to 170 are constructed. However, until now the problem of triple shifting education and the schools in poor condition remains. As of today, there are 118 schools with triple shifting edcuation, of which 27 are in Almaty region, 24 - Aktobe region, 10 - Turkestan region, 12 - in Akmola region and 11 - Atyrau region," said the Minister at the session of the Government.
According to Sagadiyev, the main reason of the appearance of triple shifting schools is the demographic and migration process. Thus, about 80 thousand people moved to Astana from other regions of the country, of which 17 thousand are children. It creates the necessity to construct about 15 schools each year.
In addition, as the Minister said, in the regions of the country there is the problem with the schools in poor conditions. Their total number is 44 around the country, of which, 12 - in Turkestan region, 7 - Zhambyl region, 6 - Atyrau region, and 4 - West Kazakhstan region.
According to Sagadiyev, in order to face the problems of triple shifting education and the schools in poor condition, it is necessary to attract private companies that could build additional facilities.
"From the republican budget, the funds are allocated in order to reimburse investment expenses of private companies, there is a legal framework, work has already been started in Astana. Governors of the regions should pay attention to such a problem," he said.