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State program for the development of languages shows positive results and high efficiency

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This was reported by Minister of National Economy at the Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, which discussed the matter of implementing the State Program for the Development and Functioning of Languages in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2011-2020 for the period from 2014 to 2016.

According to the Minister, this year an assessment was made of the effectiveness of implementing the State Program for the period from 2014 to 2016. In general, results for the last 3 years show an average efficiency, according to the scoring system: 2.66 points out of 4 possible were given.

Relatively high ratings were shown according to 3 criteria. The degree of achieving target and result indicators was 88%.

As T. Suleimenov noted, according to the report of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, for the last 3 years 16.7 billion tenge was allocated for implementing the State program, of which 14.9 billion tenge, or 89.3%, was applied.

The Institute of Economic Research conducted a questionnaire survey among the population to determine the level of satisfaction with the implementation of the State Program for the Development and Functioning of Languages in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2011-2020. As the survey showed, 85% of respondents were informed about the State program. In general the population is satisfied with the course of implementing the State Program. More than half of respondents constantly use the state language, the majority(63.7%) believes that linguistic culture has recently improved, meaning that the level of development of language knowledge, skills and abilities of an individual has increased. Half of the respondents are satisfied with the quality of educational-methodical literature for learning the State language.

Within the framework of further implementation of the State Program, T. Suleimenov proposed to carry out outreach work with the population on the existing opportunities for learning the state language, fully use the potential of the Internet and television, actively involve the private sector in educational activities for the state and other languages, and also include in the State Program the measures for strengthening the development of trilingualism in Kazakhstan.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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