Nearly 400,000 Kazakh children to enter first grade in 2022

More than 400,000 children in Kazakhstan will walk through school doors for the first time this year. The admission of documents to the first grade, which has been taking place over four month, since April 1, has completed, reported the country’s Ministry of Enlightenment. According to it, about 70 percent of first-graders have chosen the state language as the language of instruction. At the same time, the majority of children going to Kazakh-speaking classes reside in Kyzylorda, Ulytau, Mangystau and Zhambyl regions. According to the Ministry of Enlightenment, now the country’s schools have to distribute children in classes and organize the educational process. Note that children in Kazakhstan are admitted to school from the age of six, five-year-olds are also eligible as long as they will reach the age of six by the end of 2022.

“The procedure for the submission of document is fully automated, and parents had the opportunity to submit documents in both paper and online formats. This year, more than 80 percent of the documents were received in electronic format, and this figure is growing every year. To date, the largest number of first-graders is registered in five regions. This is Abai, East Kazakhstan, West Kazakhstan, Kostanai and Karagandy regions, as well as in three cities of the national significance - Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent,” said Zhomart Karambayev, spokesperson at Kazakh Ministry of Enlightenment.