Gap in quality of education between urban and rural schools of Kazakhstan remains

07 August, 2018, 17:00 244
Gap in quality of education between urban and rural schools of Kazakhstan remains

The Ministry intends to reduce the gap of rural students with urban ones by the expense of a loan from the World Bank. 

 

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan intends to reduce the gap with rural schools at the expense of a loan from the World Bank. It was said at the session of the Government of Kazakhstan by Minister Yerlan Sagadiyev, BNews.kz correspondent reports.  

"Following the results of the external assessment of the educational achievements the students in the 9th and 4th forms did not reach the planned targets of the National Programme (in the 9th form - the plan is 60 scores, the reality - 38.7 scores, the external assessment for the 4th form - the plan is 25, the reality - 20). In order to reduce the gap, work on imrpoving the material and technical base of rural schools, to increase the quality of education of rural teachers has been started at the expense of a loan from the World Bank," said Minister of Education and Science Yerlan Sagadiyev. 

According to the head of the Ministry, this year about 17 thousand students and 597 directors of schools have taken part in the international survey of the reading technique and text comprehension PISA-2018. 

"Our students demonstrated good results in the international survey of the reading quality and text comprehension. The average score is 536. It enabled Kazakhstan to take the 27th place among 50 states. Such a result can be compared to the results of peer students from Germany (537) and Slovakia (535)," he added. 

In addition, the Minister told about the introduction of per capita fufnding in schools of the country. 

"A per capita funding normative was approved. From September 1, we start to introduce per capita funding in 74 state and 11 private schools of Astana. Work has also been started in Shymkent. The introduction of per capita funding is one of the current issues in all private schools of cities and regions. All local executive bodies should pay attention to this issue," said Sagadiyev.