Over 40,000 primary school students in Nur-Sultan to start academic year in duty groups
Parents of schoolchildren in Kazakhstan prefer traditional learning. Despite the epidemiological situation, half of them decided that their children will attend duty groups. They have already submitted their applications to schools. In total, this is more than 40,000 children. Around 3,000 duty groups will begin their work in the Kazakh capital on September 1, Head of the Education Department of Nur-Sultan Sholpan Kadyrova stated at a press briefing.
Previously, the relevant ministry stated that teachers working with duty groups will receive additional compensation for hours worked overtime. In total, there will be 82,000 primary school students in Nur-Sultan. Other school students will study by distance learning during the first term of the school year. However, the authorities believe that this is a temporary measure and even continue to prepare schools for the pupils’ return.
“To date, there are 117 schools operating in Nur-Sultan. In addition, we are planning to open three new schools, including two comprehensive schools and one special school for children with disabilities. We expect that the number of school students in the Kazakh capital at the beginning of the academic year will be around 202,000. More than 26,000 first graders are expected this year. More than 23,000 enrolment applications have been submitted so far,” Kadyrova said.