President Atambaev: We have to radically change education system
Bishkek, April 11 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev today, April 11, 2012, held a meeting to discuss the main directions of reforming the education system of the country.
At the meeting Education and Science Minister Kanat Sadykov presented a strategy for development of education in Kyrgyzstan for 2012-2020. The concept covers the entire education sector.The main purpose of the draft Strategy for Development of Education is to create conditions for sustainable development of the education system through effective use of internal and external resources to improve the quality of educational services. Draft strategy for development of education has passed a number of stages of discussion and approved at a meeting of the Government of the republic.
The President noted that standards at all levels of education are lagging behind modern requirements.
The President considers that the education system should provide labor market with skilled personnel for perspective development of the country. He focused the attention on necessity to reduce higher education establishments in order to only the largest high schools that match the high standards of the university could prepare personnel.
"Education is a service which should be of high quality and meet modern requirements. You can not invest in reproduction of education of yesterday. Therefore it is necessary to radically change the education system", summed A. Atambaev.