Government • 29 June, 2018

Kazakh PM instructs MES to develop measures for improvement of human capital

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The Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev held a meeting with members of the board of Kazakhstan Foreign Investors’ Council Association under the leadership of the Chairman of the Board Agris Preimanis.

At the meeting, the results of the 31st Plenary Meeting of the Foreign Investors’ Council were summarized and the issues of the development of human capital in Kazakhstan, including the importance of modern challenges for the State, society and business were discussed.

Chairman of Knauf in Kazakhstan Dimitri Propp told about the perspectives for the further development of dual education as a program for the training of qualified specialists. Branch Director of Baker & McKenzie Curtis Masters and Managing Partner for Kazakhstan and Central Asia of Ernst & Young Erlan Dosymbekov shared their experience in professional and technical education in the countries of Europe and told about other instruments of improvement of human capital in the conditions of permanently developing modern society.

According to the experts, the development of human capital is one of the main tasks of the Association. Moreover, lately this question have become an essential condition for the development of the country and prosperity at the global economic arena. In particular, the development of human capital will lead to the growth of potential of the whole community, as well as the accumulation of the country's  resources in general. In their turn, Member of the Eurasian Group Supervisory Council Satzhan Temirgaliyev and Director of the Kazakhstan Foreign Investors’ Council Association Zhanna Baidasheva presented their proposals on the improvement of university and professional education taking into account the introduction of innovative technologies and digitalization of the economy.

Minister of Education and Science Yerlan Sagadiyev spoke with comments on the issues under consideration, proposing the KFICA members to cooperate in the field of online education of teaching staff.

“If we talk about megatrends, then the fastest and most powerful trend in education is online education. We want to make the preparation of personnel and teachers totally online, use global resources, which have already been developed, and create our own Kazakh open-university. It will not cost a lot, it is very useful and accessible, and the quality of education is much higher than we think. Now we have started this work, it must be done in a year. We want to become number one in our region in the online teaching staff education,” Sagadiyev said.

Following the discussion Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed the Ministry of Education and Science to work out all the issues with the Association and prepare a plan of joint work for the improvement of human capital.

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