Asset Issekeshev: Our School Students Are Ahead of the Next Generation of Students in Terms of Originality of Ideas
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Independence of the country, the Mayor of Astana Asset Issekeshev has met with the young talents of the capital. The purpose of “The Gifted Children Is A National Heritage” meeting was to promote the development of intellectual and creative abilities of students, create conditions for formation of motivation among students to participate in the intellectual and developing activities of the capital’s education, promote the successful examples of leadership, talents, creativity and patriotism in the younger generation.
During the meeting, gifted students from intellectual schools have demonstrated to the mayor their own scientific discoveries. For instance, students of “Nur Orda” School have demonstrated creativity in the field of robotics. Eighth graders have created robots that are sorting color schemes, as well as the robot, which matches the Rubik’s cube within two minutes. The project of a student of the 9th grade of the Gymnasium School No. 75 Samat Kamilzhan is equally unique: he has created a layout for the waste processing plant.
“Innovative technologies have been implemented now in the educational process, funds to equip 42 classrooms of robotics have been allocated. “Smart School” project is also underway. At the exhibition, I’ve seen some very interesting works on robotics and, frankly saying, I got surprised. Our school students are ahead of the next generation of students in terms of originality of ideas particularly. During the meeting, I had an idea of promoting the best intellectual project. The mayor’s office will allocate 10 million tenge in the form of grants for the best works in the field of innovations. These will be 5 grants of 5 million each and 10 grants of 500 thousand each allocated during a year. Those works which I’ve seen now will receive grants”, – said Asset Issekeshev.
In addition, the Mayor of Astana has added that in 2017 it is planned to form 10 new innovative schools, which will be supporting specific professions.
It should be noted that out of the total number of students enrolled in 94 schools of the capital’s educational system, about 68 800 students, representing 67% of the total enrollment amount, are involved in Olympiads, scientific and intellectual competitions. During 10 years, the team of school students of the capital’s education has been taking the 1st place and getting the title of “The Best Team” in the republican Olympiads and scientific competitions.
The gifted children of the capital are also showing good results at the international level. In 2015-2016 academic year, the capital’s school students have won 268 medals and diplomas in the international Olympiads and scientific competitions, including 61 gold medals, 92 silver medals, 102 bronze medals. And the work is continued to be carried out in this direction.
Source: Akimat of Astana