Emblem
Official Source of the
Prime Minister of the
Republic of Kazakhstan
Menu
Emblem
Close button

Government holds meeting of Commission on Optimization of Higher Education Institutions

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:14:55

Deputy Prime Minister Berdibek Saparbayev held a meeting of the Commission on the Optimization of Higher Education Institutions under the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the Government to take strict measures with regard to universities, which have turned into offices for printing and issuing diplomas. Today, 132 universities operate in the republic, of which 43% are private. More than 600 thousand students are studying in them, including 191 thousand under the state order. Unfortunately, we can judge the quality of education by the level of employment - every fourth graduate is unemployed,” Saparbayev noted.

According to the Minister of Education and Science Askhat Aimagambetov, in the current year, inspections were carried out in 34 universities, including 22 unscheduled.

The analysis shows that many universities violate the requirements of the law. The most common problems are the lack of staff and the degree of the teaching staff, the low level of employment of graduates, the non-compliance with the minimum student enrollment requirements, and the shortage of training facilities and hostels. These problems are directly related to the low potential of universities, which does not allow them to ensure the established standards of higher education,” the minister said.

There are also facts of admission of applicants who did not score threshold points, without taking into account specialized subjects that do not have documents on education, certificates for UNT and other gross violations.

As a result of inspections, the courts imposed administrative fines and suspended the licenses of five universities, and decisions are made on five more universities.

In addition, the issue of empowering the Ministry of Education to revoke the licenses of universities is being studied, and the regulatory framework for improving the quality of higher education is being improved together with the leading universities of the country.

“However, this practice is not observed in all higher education institutions. In our country there are enough strong universities that are in no way inferior to foreign educational institutions,” said Aimagambetov.

At the meeting, reports were given by rectors of Kainar Academy, Kazakh Academy of Labor and Social Relations, Caspian Public University, Almaty University, Central Asian University, Almaty Academy of Economics and Statistics, and Kazakh University of Railway Engineering, during the inspection of which violations were revealed .

In this regard, the ministry, together with the leadership of universities, is studying the issues of combining educational institutions or re-profiling them into colleges. If universities do not eliminate the violations, they will be dealt with in court in order to revoke the license and achieve closure.

Summing up the meeting, the deputy prime minister pointed out a number of problematic issues in the field of higher education. These include low quality of education, high level of corruption, poor development of research activities, poor communication with enterprises, low salaries of teachers, lack of transparency in the formation and placement of state educational orders, and others.

Improving the quality of higher education is a key issue in ensuring the competitiveness of our country. Therefore, we must approach him as seriously as possible. Why do we need universities that train incompetent and unclaimed specialists, routinely replenishing the ranks of the unemployed? We will take very tough measures against them, right up to the revocation of licenses!” summed up Berdibek Saparbayev.


News feed
04 August 2021, 11:08
Analytical Credit Rating Agency affirmed Kazakhstan's credit rating at BBB+, outlook stable
03 August 2021, 14:59
New package of measures to support SMEs prepared in Kazakhstan — Aset Irgaliyev
03 August 2021, 12:20
Experience of Zhambyl region in increasing incomes of rural population to be scaled in other regions of Kazakhstan
03 August 2021, 12:11
55.4% of eligible population vaccinated in Kazakhstan — Alexey Tsoy
03 August 2021, 11:56
Government reviews implementation of anti-crisis measures to support business
03 August 2021, 11:55
Experience of Zhambyl region in increasing incomes of rural population showed its effectiveness — Askar Mamin
03 August 2021, 11:37
Askar Mamin — ASHYQ project allows businesses to work under quarantine conditions
02 August 2021, 16:05
Government session to be held Aug. 3 in Ukimet Uyi
30 July 2021, 18:52
Yeraly Tugzhanov: The state will create all conditions for the operation of responsible SME facilities
30 July 2021, 18:02
Alibaba, Amazon, Mundus Agri — Kazakhstan's e-commerce expands its borders
30 July 2021, 17:34
Memorandum of Understanding signed between Government of Kazakhstan and ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC
29 July 2021, 16:53
Half-year results: Dynamics of socio-economic development of Aktobe region shows stable growth
29 July 2021, 14:04
Popularization of national projects and brands to unite Kazakhstanis in reviving national traditions — Yeraly Tugzhanov
29 July 2021, 03:46
Oil production, construction of schools and active development of tourism — what projects implemented in Mangystau region
28 July 2021, 18:20
Industrial cooperation and cross-border trade — Kazakhstan expands trade and economic cooperation with neighboring countries
27 July 2021, 17:55
Interdepartmental Commission decides to strengthen quarantine measures in several cities of Kazakhstan
27 July 2021, 15:04
Prime Minister Askar Mamin meets with Minister of Transport of Uzbekistan Ilkhom Makhkamov
26 July 2021, 16:24
Prime Minister Askar Mamin receives delegation of Astrakhan region, Russian Federation
26 July 2021, 15:58
Kazakhstan and Eni to develop alternative energy sources
24 July 2021, 11:39
Askar Mamin holds telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kokhir Rasulzoda
23 July 2021, 20:20
Council for Transition to Green Economy considers issues of unauthorized dumps
23 July 2021, 19:40
Today, 8 million doses of vaccine used in Kazakhstan — Ministry of Healthcare
23 July 2021, 09:44
Kazhmukhan Bekmukashev appointed Chairman of the Committee for Geodesy and Cartography of Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and  Aerospace Industry
22 July 2021, 18:49
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan visits Aktobe region on a working trip
21 July 2021, 18:27
Yeraly Tugzhanov chairs meeting of Interdepartmental Commission on Preventing Spread of Coronavirus Infection
21 July 2021, 15:38
Askar Mamin's working trip to Mangystau region: Tourist, transport and engineering infrastructure, agro-industrial complex, digitalization
19 July 2021, 21:23
Board of Baiterek Holding considers implementation of President’s instructions
19 July 2021, 18:20
Rustem Bigari relieved as Vice Minister of Education and Science
19 July 2021, 15:46
Prime Minister Askar Mamin instructs to intensify work on forage preparation
16 July 2021, 16:13
Largest Russian car producers AVTOVAZ, RENAULT RUSSIA and KAMAZ to continue industrial cooperation between the two countries
14 July 2021, 18:38
Gabit Syzdykbekov appointed First Deputy Head of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
14 July 2021, 17:20
Prime Minister Askar Mamin instructs to strengthen quarantine measures in 4 regions
13 July 2021, 17:59
For 5 months of 2021, domestic trade grew by 15.8% compared to the same period last year — Bakhyt Sultanov
13 July 2021, 16:15
Government discusses organizational issues for conducting population census in 2021
13 July 2021, 16:08
Meeting of Interdepartmental Commission on Regulation of Entrepreneurship held in the Government
12 July 2021, 19:10
Interdepartmental Commission adopts package of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection
12 July 2021, 14:48
Askhat Oralov relieved as Vice Minister of Information and Social Development
10 July 2021, 16:55
National Bank of Kazakhstan preparing pilot project for implementation of digital tenge
10 July 2021, 16:21
Prime Minister Askar Mamin introduces new Vice Minister - Acting Minister of Agriculture, Yerbol Karashukeyev
09 July 2021, 09:15
Kanat Iskakov appointed chair of Information Committee of the Ministry of Information and Social Development of Kazakhstan
07 July 2021, 20:36
Marat Karabayev appointed Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
07 July 2021, 19:36
Yeraly Tugzhanov chairs meeting of Interdepartmental Commission on Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Kazakhstan
06 July 2021, 17:35
Prime Minister Askar Mamin congratulates Kazakhstanis on the Day of the Capital
03 July 2021, 19:26
Anuar Akhmetzhanov relieved as First Vice Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan
02 July 2021, 17:22
Askar Mamin chairs meeting of EDB: The Bank’s 2022-2026 Strategy approved
02 July 2021, 17:20
Askar Mamin holds meeting on development of Almaty agglomeration
02 July 2021, 13:43
Askar Mamin instructs to complete reconstruction of Altyn Orda traffic intersection in October 2021
02 July 2021, 13:08
Askar Mamin instructs to complete construction of Saryarka and Dostyk stations of Almaty metro by the end of 2021
02 July 2021, 12:05
Interdepartmental Commission discusses epidemiological situation after detection of COVID-19 mutation characteristic of Delta strain
02 July 2021, 08:30
Askar Mamin instructs to complete construction of BAKAD by the end of 2022
© 2019 - 2021 Press service of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Developed by SoftDeCo.