Last bell: over 3.4 million children graduate from schools

The first step into adulthood – the Last Bell rang for Kazakh school students. 11 graders are bidding farewell to school. This year, almost 10,000 ‘A’ grade students can graduate with an Altyn Belgi or a High School Honours Diploma. However, for the second year in a row, the last bell ceremonies on May 25 are held virtually. For grades nine to 11, the event is held in schoolyards in compliance with strict sanitary requirements.

Translation by Assem Zhanmukhanova

Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova