Over million students in Kazakhstan start studying at universities and colleges this year
After the summer holidays, students in Kazakhstan started their semester, many of whom began studying by distance learning at home. According to the requirements of sanitary doctors, it is necessary to study in different formats in conditions of quarantine restrictions. It all depends on the epidemiological situation in each region. Representatives of universities said that COVID-19 has become a global challenge for the modern world order and all of humanity. The education industry, including higher education, also faces challenges. Institutions had to switch quickly and efficiently to the online format.
“Students of KAZGUU University have already had the experience of using a special educational platform. Therefore, we were ready by the time the state of emergency was introduced in Kazakhstan. This platform was produced by American developers, and a company has about 4,000 partners around the world. After a long study and analysis, we came to the conclusion that it has a number of competitive advantages and, which is also important, satisfies the needs of a modern university, which aims to provide high-quality and modern education,” said the official representative of Narikbayev KAZGUU University, Nazerke Yessenaliyeva.
Law is the most popular specialty this year here. Many applicants dream of becoming lawyers, tourism managers and international relations experts. These fields were included in the list of the most demanded among applicants. Future students choose modern, unusual professions as well.
“I went to the University of International Business (UIB). I will study marketing in the digital economy. Before the start of the second semester, we will study online. The learning will begin next week, so I cannot say now what is better. Nevertheless, of course, I would like to study offline, interact with people and feel real student life,” said a first-year student Albina Sovetbekova.
Over 53,000 educational grants were allocated in Kazakhstan this year, which means at least three to four people per grant. However, graduates chose specialties on their own. Applicants created a high competition for some grants and a tangible shortage of people for others. This happens every year. One can only speculate, when the learning at universities will finally switch to offline. To date, 466,000 college students and more than 600,000 university students study in Kazakhstan.