OVER 50 THOUSAND CHILDREN FROM SOCIALLY VULNERABLE CATEGORIES RECEIVED GRANTS TO STUDY IN COLLEGES
More than 50 thousand children from socially vulnerable groups received grants to study in colleges. In comparison with last year alone, the number of people admitted on benefits increased by 16 thousand. This became possible due to the expansion of the list of quota categories. “On behalf of the Head of State, this year, for the first time, quotas were introduced for admission to colleges for children from socially vulnerable categories of citizens. These are orphans, children left without parental care, children from large, single-parent families, disabled children, children from families raising disabled children, as well as persons equated in terms of benefits to participants and disabled people of the Second World War. Rural youth also received state educational grants under the quota, ”said Nasymzhan Ospanova, director of the Department of Technical and Vocational Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In total, more than 95 thousand graduates of the 9th and 11th grades entered Kazakhstan colleges this year. The most demanded were medical and creative specialties. Note that this year college admissions lasted from June 25 to August 31. Among the innovations is the distribution of grants on a “money-per-student” basis. That is, if before the place of state order for colleges was distributed by the commission, now the process has become more transparent. And according to the new rules, which college the applicant chooses, budget funds are sent there. In addition, if earlier applicants could choose only one specialty and one college, then this year they were given the opportunity to choose 4 specialties and 4 colleges. The distribution of the grants themselves was carried out through information systems, which is also aimed at ensuring transparency.