Kazakh secondary school curriculum may be replenished by a new subject – Kazakh people’s customs and traditions. The new subject will be introduced for fifth graders in 9 schools of the East Kazakhstan region. Such proposition was made by the region’s prosecutor and the local department of education. State apparatus representatives intend to promote sense of tolerance and respect to the cultural heritage of the multinational Kazakhstan. The experimental curriculum has been approved by the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science. Regional Mayor’s Office will finance the project.

AIZHAN SADYKOVA, HEAD OF REGIONAL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

We conducted a survey among schoolchildren to find out how well they know the Kazakh people’s customs and traditions. On average, the children’s knowledge in this sphere equals to 64% in both Russian and Kazakh tuition language schools. Their knowledge is nearly on the same level.

Republican competition among eagle hunters was held in Ayagoz district bringing together more than 40 hunters from all parts of the country. The masters of the Kazakh national sport have demonstrated their skills two days in a row. The eagles were tested for strength and accuracy.

DAULETKEREI KAPULY, POET, SINGER:

We need to promote the Kazakh traditions among young people and preserve them for future generations. This type of sport is quite challenging. The bird should be trained and looked after really well throughout a year.

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