Skip to Content

The Senate presented the bill “On the status of a teacher”


In the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the draft laws On the status of a teacher and On introducing amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the status of a teacher and reducing the burden on students and teachers were presented.

The meeting was opened by the Chairman of the Committee on Social and Cultural Development and Science of the Senate Murat Baktiyaruly. The senator noted that the draft laws under consideration will significantly increase the status of teachers and employees of preschool institutions, reduce the load, and reduce the unusual functions of teachers.

According to the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Aymagambetov, the results of sociological studies and expert assessments about problems affecting the work of the teacher and ensuring the quality of education were studied. Innovations to improve the status of bills will affect all educators.

According to participants, today more than half of all teachers are not satisfied with the status of the profession and the level of salaries. Hence the lack of real mechanisms for stimulating the entry into the profession of talents, a low passing score for a pedagogical specialty.

Expenditures in the total amount of 1 202.1 billion tenge were supported for providing bills within the framework of the formation of the republican budget for 2020-2022. The funds are intended to increase the remuneration of teachers of state organizations of preschool, secondary, technical and vocational, after secondary education.

A 2-fold increase in teacher salaries by 2024 will affect 500 thousand education workers, and an increase in vacation days from 42 to 56 days.

Senator D. Nuketaeva expressed concern that students who have scored low on UNT, as well as a large load of teachers and students themselves, are currently entering the specialty Pedagogy.

Senators also raised issues of increasing the legal literacy of teachers, raising the level of basic salary, the quality of education of teachers, as well as distance and online training and others.

Source: Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan