On Education

Updated Unofficial translation

The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 27 July, 2007 No. 319-III.

      Unofficial translation

      Footnote. Throughout the text of the Law: the words “to the war veterans and disabled persons”, “to the war veterans and disabled persons” are substituted by the words “to the participants and disabled persons of Great Patriotic War”;
      the words “teaching and educational process”, “Teaching and educational process”, “of teaching and educational process” are substituted by the words “educational process”, “Educational process”, “of educational process” by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      the words “aul (rural)”, “aul (village)”, “aul (village)” is respectively substituted by the words “village”, “village”, “village” by the Constitution Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.07.2013 No. 121-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      This Law regulates social relations in the field of education, determines the basic principles of the state policy in this field and directed to ensuring of constitutional right of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as foreigners and persons without citizenship, permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan, to education.

Chapter 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1.Basic definitions used in this Law

      The following basic definitions shall be used in this Law:

      1) excluded by the law of the republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced after ten calendar days after the day of its first official publication);

      1-1) the graduated in a military academy is the person studying in the foreign military educational institutions implementing educational programs of postgraduate education;

      2) academy - higher education institution, implementing educational training programs of higher and postgraduate study in one or two groups of specialties;

      2-1) academic mobility is transfer of students or research teaching fellows for education or pursuance of the researches for the defined academic period ( semester or academic year) to another higher education institution (up-country or abroad) with a compulsory transfer of gained educational training programs in the form of credits in its higher education institution or for continue their studies in another higher education institution.

      2-2) accreditation bodies – legal entities, which develop the standards (regulations) and conduct accreditation of organizations of education on the basis of standards (regulations), developed by them;

      2-3) standards (regulations) of accreditation – documents of accreditation body, specifying requirements to the procedure of accreditation;

      3) scholarship – establishing by individuals and legal entities, the scholarship to encourage the most capable students, successfully learning the appropriate educational programs, being engaged in research, active in social, cultural and sporting life of educational institution;

      3-1) methodic department – structural subdivision of management bodies of education, providing organization and methodological support, analysis and assessment of results rating of educational process, generalization and dissemination of innovative educational experience that contributes to the creative growth of teaching staff and their professional self-realization;

      3-2) military, special educational institutions are the organizations of education subordinated to bodies of a homeland security of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, bodies of prosecutor‘s office of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      4) bachelor is an academic degree, awarded to persons, mastered appropriate educational programs of higher education;

      4-1) a bachelor degree is the higher education which educational programs are directed to training with award of degree “bachelor” on the corresponding specialty;

      5) preprofile training – purposeful pedagogical support of choosing by the student the secondary education of individual educational path;

      5-1) profession-oriented school is an educational institution, implementing an educational training program of general secondary education;

      6-1) the doctor on a profile is the degree awarded to the persons who mastered the program of doctoral studies for the respective sphere of professional activity and defended the dissertation in the Republic of Kazakhstan or beyond its limits, recognized in the order established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      7) international scholarship “Bolashak” is a scholarship, established by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan for training the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the leading foreign higher education institutions by full-time course of study or passings of a training in the foreign organizations by workers which categories are defined by the Republican commission on training abroad

      7-1) voucher and modular system of continuing education – a form of continuing education, providing the educator with possibility of choice of organization, content and term of apprenticeship, financing on the basis of per capita standard, established by the state and executed in the form of name document (voucher), provided with definite sum of money;

      7-2) institute for continuing education – educational organization, implementing the relevant educational training programs of professional continuing education and retraining of staff in continuing education, providing support of innovative processes in education, ensuring efficiency of methodical work;

      7-3) certification - confirmation procedure of accumulation of individual abilities, professional knowledge, skills and experience, necessary for execution of work within the relevant type of professional activity by particular profession;

      7-4) special conditions for obtainment of education – conditions for obtainment of education, including the special educational training programs and special teaching methods, technical and other means, living environment, as well as medical, social and other services, without which is impossible gaining of general education and professional educational training programs by individuals with disabilities;

      8) intermediate attestation of students – procedure, conducting in order of assessing the quality of learning the content of part or all volume of one educational subject after completion of its study;

      9) final attestation of students – procedure, conducting in order of determination the extent of learning by them the volume of educational subjects, provided by the state obligatory standards of relevant educational level;

      9-1) education – the continuous process of education and training which is carried out for moral, intellectual, cultural, physical development and formation of professional competence;

      9-2) the educational program – the uniform complex of the main characteristics of education including the purposes, results and content of training, the organization of educational process, ways and methods of their realization, criteria for evaluation of results of training;

      10) educational grant – target sum of money, provided to the students on conditions, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan to pay for higher education;

      10-1) educational loan – money, provided to the borrower by financial organizations to pay for education on conditions of timing, payment and repayment;

      11) educational activity – process of purposeful, pedagogically established, sequential interaction of subjects of education, in the course of which the tasks of training, development and education of personality are solved;

      12) educational monitoring - systematic observation, analysis, assessment and prediction of the state and dynamics of changes of the results and conditions of implementation of educational processes, contingent of students, network, as well as rating indicators of achievement of activity of organizations of education;

      13) an authorized body in the field of education – central executive body of the Republic of Kazakhstan, carrying out management and cross-sector coordination in the field of education;

      14) national system of estimating the quality of education – a set of institutional structures, procedures, forms and methods of establishing conformity of quality of education to the state obligatory standards of education, needs of individual, society and the state;

      15) nostrification of documents confirming education – procedure, conducting in order of determination of equivalence of documents, issued to the persons, educated in other states, in international or foreign educational institutions (their branches);

      16) accreditation of organizations of education – procedure of recognition of accreditation body of compliance of educational services with the established standards (regulations) of accreditation in order of provision of objective information about its quality and approval existence of effective mechanisms of its increase;

      17) state attestation of educational organization – procedure, conducting in order of control of compliance of educational services, provided by organizations of education, with the requirements of the state of obligatory standard;

      17-1) special status of educational organization is a special regime of functioning, providing possibility of self-determinal educational content and organization of educational activity provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan ;

      18) a gymnasium is the educational institution implementing the general education training programs of primary, main secondary and general secondary education and educational programs of additional education providing expanded and profound education in public humanitarianly and other directions of training according to tendencies and abilities of students;

      18-1) scientific and methodical work – type of activity, based on scientific achievements and advanced educational experience and directed to improving the functioning and development of continuing education;

      18-2)candidate of science, doctor of science - degree levels, awarded on the basis of defence of a thesis by candidates;

      18-3) doctoral candidate – a person, learning in the doctorate;

      18-4) doctorate is a professional educational training program of postgraduate study, directed to the training of scientific, pedagogical staff and (or ) with conferment of a higher degree of doctor of philosophy (PhD), doctor on profile;

      19) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      19-1) dual training is the training form combining training in the organization of education with the obligatory periods of training and practice at the enterprise with granting jobs and compensation payment to students at equal responsibility of the enterprise, educational institution and the student;

      20) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      21) comprehensive school is an educational institution, implementing general education and additional educational training programs of primary, basic secondary and general secondary education, as well as education programs of additional education of students and pupils;

      21-1) the per capita standard of financing is the standard of financial security of the guaranteed state cost of training at all education levels;

      21-2) higher technical school is an educational institution, implementing integrated module educational training programs of technical and professional, post-secondary education;

      21-3) research university is a higher education institution, implementing development programme, approved by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan for five years and independently developed educational programs of the higher and postgraduate education for a wide range of the directions of preparation (specialties), using results of basic and applied scientific research for generation and a transfer of new knowledge;

      21-4) persons (children) with special educational needs are persons who experience the constant or temporary difficulties in education caused by health, needing special, general education training programs and educational programs of additional education;

      21-5) inclusive education is a process providing an equal access to the relevant educational training programs of education for students with special individual abilities;

      22) innovative and educational consortium – voluntary equal association on the basis of joint operation agreement, wherein the higher education institutions, scientific organizations and other legal entitis, engaged in production, associate intellectual, financial and other resources for training of highly trained professionals on the basis of fundamental, applied scientific researches and technological innovations;

      23) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      24) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      25) institute - higher education institution, implementing educational training programs of higher education;

      26) institutional accreditation is an assessment of activity of educational organization on qualitative representation of educational programs in accordance with the stated status and set by the standards of accreditated body;

      26-1) integrated educational training programs are educational training programs, developed on the basis of combining of relevant substantive aspects of educational training programs;

      27) boarding school organizations – educational organizations, providing the state guarantees of rights to education the relevant categories of persons with provision of place of residence;

      28) internship is a form of training of students of medical higher education institutions within the basic medical education for receiving an access to medical practice;

      28-1) the cadet is the person studying in military, special educational institution according to educational programs of technical and professional or postsecondary education;

      28-2) adaptation centers of minors are organizations, being managed by bodies of education, providing reception and temporary alimony of neglected and street children at the age from three to eighteen years for establishment of parents or other legal representatives, children, being left without parental care or persons, substituting them, in the case of impossibility of their timely organization, children, taken away upon direct threat to their life or health by tutorship and guardianship authority from parents (one of them) or other persons, in care of which they are, children, directed to the special organizations of education, as well as children, being in difficult real-life situation due to abusive treatment, led to the social maladjustment and social deprivation;

      29) professional orientation – provision of information and consulting assistance to the students in exercising its rights in the field of educational and professional possibilities, free and informed choice of profession and place of study in accordance with the professional interests, individual abilities and psychophysiological characteristics;

      29-1) professional education is the type of education directed to acquisition by students of knowledge, abilities, skills and competences allowing a message professional activity in a certain sphere and (or) to perform work on a concrete profession or specialty;

      29-2) professional training – a part of system of technical and professional education, providing implementation of professional educational training programs with reduced period of study in training of specialists of technical and service work;

      30) assessment of professional readiness – definition of compliance degree of level skill (ability) of the graduate of the educational organizations of implementing educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary education to performance of work within professional activity of a corresponding type;

      30-1) professional practice is a type of the educational activity directed to fixing of theoretical knowledge, abilities, acquisition and development of practical skills and competences of process of performance of certain types of the works connected with future professional activity;

      31) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      32) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      33) complex testing is a form of examination, conducted simultaneously by several educational subject with application of information technologies;

      34) clinical base – clinic of higher education institution or public health organization, operating on the basis of local public health organizations, having a high level of material and technical basis, carrying out training and retraining of doctors, scientific personnel and providing all types of medical assistance on the basis of modern methods of organization and methodical, educational, medical diagnostic and research scientific work;

      35) college is an educational institution, implementing educational training programs of general secondary and technical and professional education or post-secondary education;

      35-1) cooperative learning – on the forms of organization of professional staff training, based on corporate responsibility of the state, employers and educational institutions;

      36) credit technology of training – training on the basis of choice and self-planning of students of subsequence study of subjects with the use of credit as unitized volume unit of educational work of students and teacher;

      36-1) the cadet is the person studying in military, special educational institution according to educational programs of the higher education;

      37) quota of reception is limited number of volume of the state educational order, as well as educational grants, awarded for reception in organization, giving technical and professional, post-secondary and higher education;

      37-1) educational grant of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Leader of the Nation “Orken” (hereinafter - the grant “Orken”) – a grant, established by the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to pay for education of gifted children in specialized organizations “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools”;

      37-2) associated professor (assistant professor), professor is academic ranks, awarded by the authorized body in the field of education;

      38) distance education technologies is an education, carrying out with application of information and telecommunication means upon mediate (in the distance) or incompletely mediate interaction of student and teaching employee;

      38-1) an applied bachelor degree is postsecondary education which educational programs are directed to training with qualification award "the applied bachelor";

      38-2) the applied bachelor – the qualification awarded to the persons who mastered educational programs of postsecondary education;

      38-3) non-school organization of additional education - training and educational organization, implementing educational training programs of additional education of students and pupils;

      39) additional education is a process of education and training carried out in order of satisfaction of comprehensive needs of student and pupils;

      40) lyceum is an educational institution, implementing general education and additional educational training programs of basic secondary and general secondary education, providing enhanced and profound natural mathematical education of students in accordance with their aptitudes and abilities;

      41) magister is an academic degree, awarded to persons, mastered professional education programs of postgraduate study;

      41-1) magistrand – a person, studying in a master’s degree;

      41-2) master’s degree programme is professional educational training program of postgraduate education, directed to the training of scientific and pedagogical staff with awarding of academic degree “master” in the relevant profession;

      41-3) the expert is the qualification appropriated to persons after development of the educational program of the higher education;

      42) specialized accreditation – quality assessment of separate education programs, implemented by educational organization;

      43) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      44) state scholarship – a scholarship, established by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and (or) the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      45) the state educational order - the volume of services in preschool education and training, secondary education, preparation, professional development and retraining of skilled workers and experts financed by the state for ensuring requirements of economy, reproduction of the qualified labor and intellectual potential of society and also on an education system educational methodological support;

      45-1) the state final exam – the form of a final assessment of students in the organizations of secondary education which is a necessary condition for receiving by them the document of the state sample demonstrating the termination of a course of secondary education;

      46) education program – a program, determining on each educational subject (subject) of content and scope of knowledge, skill, experience and competence, subject to learning;

      47) the curriculum – the document regulating the list, the sequence, volume (labor input) of subjects, disciplines (modules), the practician, other types of educational activity of students of appropriate level of education and a form of control;

      48) educational and clinical center – structural subdivision of medical higher education institution, equipped by state-of-the-art equipment, phantoms and moulages and designed to learning and control of practical (clinical) experiences of students and (or) medical workers;

      48-1) training – purposeful process of the organization of activities of students and pupils for mastering knowledge, abilities, skills and competences, development of abilities, acquisition of experience of use of knowledge in everyday life and formation of motivation of knowledge acquisition during all life;

      48-2) the educational and improving organization of education – the legal entity which is carrying out functions on education, education, improvement, rest of children and the studying youth;

      49) secondary education – guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan on education, obtained by the citizens in the results of learning of general education training programs of primary, basic secondary and general secondary education in accordance with the state obligatory standards of education;

      49-1) grant “The best organization of secondary education” – money, annually allocated to the state organizations of secondary education by the local executive bodies of region, city of republican significance and capital according to the results of competition on the basis of rating indicators;

      49-2) the organization of secondary education – the organization of education implementing general education training programs of primary, main secondary, general secondary education, specialized general education and special training programs;

      50) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      51) residency – a form of obtainment of profound postgraduate medical education on clinical professions;

      51-1) listener of residency – a specialist, providing educational and training programs of profound postgraduate medical education on clinical professions;

      52) spiritual (religious) educational organization - educational institutions, implementing professional education programs of training of ministers of church;

      53) scholarship - a sum of money, providing for student for partial covering expenses for meals, residence and obtaining of educational material;

      53-1) a student – a person, studying in educational organization, implementing educational training programs of technical and professional post-secondary and higher education;

      53-2) class management – the function assigned to the pedagogical worker on coordination of activity of students of a class within teaching and educational process;

      53-3) technical and professional education – the education directed to training of skilled workers of shots and experts of an average link;

      53-4) the listener – the person studying in the organization of education for educational programs of additional education and preparatory office;

      53-5) exemplary school (resource center) – organization of general secondary education, on the basis of which educational resources of nearest ungraded schools for short-term sessional lessons and intermediate and final attestation of students in order of providing an access to the quality education for students of ungraded schools is consolidated;

      54) university - higher education institution, implementing educational training programs of higher education, doctorate in three or more groups of professions, performing basic and applied researches, being scientific and methodical center;

      55) college – educational institution, implementing educational training programs of secondary and general secondary, technical and professional or post-secondary education in the field of culture and art;

      56) common national testing – one of the form of final attestation of students with entrance examinations in educational organization, giving a post-secondary or higher education;

      56-1) national higher education institution – higher education institution, being a leading scientific and methodical center of country, having a special status;

      56-2) national research university – higher education institution, having a special status and development program for five years, approved by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, implementing self-developed educational training programs of higher and postgraduate education in three or more groups of professions using the results of basic and applied research for generation and transfer of new knowledge;

      57) doctor of philosophy (PhD), doctor on profile - degree level, awarded to persons, mastered professional educational training programs of doctorate on relevant professions and defended a dissertation in the Republic of Kazakhstan or abroad, admitted by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      57-1) international school – educational organization, implementing self-developed integrated educational programs, passing authorization in Organization of International Baccalaureate or international institutional accreditation;

      58) ungraded school - general education school with narrow school enrolment, combined with class-outfits and specific form of organization of training sessions;

      59) testing site – educational organization, implementing educational training programs in the test regime for approval of new pedagogic technologies and educational training programs;

      60) external studies – a form of education, upon which the students independently learn the educational subjects of relevant educational program without regular attendance;

      61) elite education – education, obtained by specialized educational training programs, implemented in specialized organizations of education for gifted persons.

      Footnote. Article 1 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 09.01.2012 No. 535-IV(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 18.02.2014 No. 175-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 21.07.2015 № 337-V (shall be enforced after ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced after ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 24.11.2015 № 419-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016); dated 09.04.2016 № 501-V (an order of enforcement see Art. 2); dated 05.05.2017 № 60-VI (shall be enforced after ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 05.07.2017 № 88-VI (shall be enforced after ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 11.07.2017 № 91-VI (shall be enforced after ten calendar days after day of its first official publication).

Article 2. The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of education

      1. The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on education is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan and consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. If the international treaty, ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan establishes the other rules, than those provided by this Law, the rules of international treaty shall be applied.

Article 3. Principles of the state policy in the field of education

      1. Basic principles of the state policy in the field of education shall be:

      1) equality of rights of all to obtain the quality education;

      2) priority of development of educational system;

      3) accessibility of education of all levels for population in recognition of mentality, psychophysiological and individual peculiarities of each person;

      4) secular, humanistic and developed nature of education, priority of civil and national values, life and health of person, free personality development;

      5) respect of human rights and freedoms;

      6) stimulation of education of personality and development of giftedness;

      7) continuity of process of education, secure continuity of its levels;

      8) unity of training, education and development;

      9) democratic nature of management of education, transparency of activity of educational system;

      10) variety of organizations of education on forms of ownership, training forms and education, direction of education.

      2. Creation and activity of organizational structures of political parties and religious organizations (associations) in organizations of education shall be prohibited.

      Footnote. Article 3 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 2. MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

Article 4. Competence of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of education

      The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall:

      1) develop and realize the state policy on development of education;

      2) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      3) form a system of continuous monitoring of current and long-term requirements of the labor market in staff;

      4) provides participation of social partners in the solution of problems of professional education and approves the state educational order for training of specialists with the higher and postgraduate education and also with technical and professional, postsecondary education in the organizations of education financed from the republican budget (except for the organizations of education which are carrying out training of specialists for Armed Forces, other troops and military formations and also special public authorities) taking into account requirements of labor market;

      5) approve the rules of awarding of educational grant for the payment of higher education;

      5-1) approve the rules of awarding and amount of grant “Orken”;

      6) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      7) approve the Rules of the state attestation of educational organization;

      8) excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced after ten calendar days after day of its first official publication).
      9) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      10) approve the guaranteed state standard network of educational organization, depending on density of population and distance of inhabited localities;

      11) determine model personnel establishment of employees of the state organizations of education, as well as a list of positions of teaching employees and persons equated to them;

      12) brings representation to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan about assignment of the special status to the higher educational institutions making an outstanding contribution to education, training and professional formation of the personality and approves the provision on the special status of higher educational institutions;

      13) create, reorganize and liquidate the state organizations of education, financed at the expense of the budget funds on presentation of body of the state management, unless otherwise provided by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      14) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      15) in coordination with Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan approves Rules of selection of applicants for award of the international grant of Bolashak and defines the directions of expenditure of the international grant of Bolashak;

      16) establish the state scholarships;

      17) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      18) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      19) approve the model rules of activity of educational organization of relevant types, as well as educational organization, implementing additional educational programs for children;

      20) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      21) approve the rules of formation, directions of expenditure and accounting of funds, allocated for the provision of financial and material assistance to the students and pupils of the state educational institutions from the families, having a right to receipt the state targeted social assistance, as well as from families, not receiving the state targeted social assistance, in which the average income below the amount of minimum living wage, and orphaned children, children, being left without parental care, living in families, children from families, requiring emergency care in the results of emergency situations, and other categories of student and pupils, determined by collegial body of management of educational organization, in the amount not less than one percent of the budget funds, allocated for the current maintenance of general education schools;

      22) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      22-1) determine procedure of guaranteeing of educational credits, provided by financial organizations;

      22-2) determine procedure of direction of specialists to work, granting of the right to the self-employment, releasing from obligations or termination of obligation on development by citizens, specified in paragraph 17 of Article 47 of this Law, learning on the basis of the state educational order;

      23) introduce presentation to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on approval of the list of higher education institution, chief executive officers of which are appointed by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and procedure of their appointment, attestation and dismissal from office;

      24) approve the state obligatory standards of education of relevant educational levels;

      24-1) approves the reception quota sizes at revenues to study in the organizations of education implementing educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary and higher education, for representation of authorized body in the field of education;

      25) approves the standard Regulations of Admission to training in the organization of education implementing general education training programs of primary, main secondary, general secondary education, educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary, higher and postgraduate education;

      25-1) determine the amount, resources, types and procedure of provision of social assistance to the citizens, specified in the second part of paragraph 4 of Article 8 of this Law;

      26) - 29) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      29-1) defines the organization (administrator) who is carrying out a complex of actions for the international programs of preparation, retraining and professional development of shots abroad including for the international grant of Bolashak;

      30) exercise other functions, imposed on it by the Constitution, the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and acts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Footnote. Article 4 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011); dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from 30.01.2012); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.02.2012 No. 553-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced after ten calendar days after day of its first official publication).

Article 5. Competence of the authorized body in the field of education

      An authorized body in the field of education shall execute the following powers:

      1) ensure observance of constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens in the field of education;

      1-1) carry out coordination and methodological guideline of local executive bodies in the field of education;

      2) implement a unified state policy in the field of education, carry out cross-sector coordination, develop and implement international programs in the field of education and science;

      2-1) approves distribution of the state educational order for training of specialists with higher education in the master’s programme and doctorate in terms of professions, except professions of culture and art in organization of training in the field of art financed by the budget of the Republic.

      3) provide society and state with objective information on system condition of education and efficiency of its activity by training and publication of annual national report on the status of development of education;

      4) carry out educational monitoring and information support of the system of education management, approve the rules of organization and functioning of unified information system of education;

      5) carry out management of quality of education, methodical and methodological quality maintenance of educational services, provided by the organizations of education;

      6) organizes development of the state obligatory standards of education of the relevant educational levels, approve the model educational training programs and model curriculums of all educational levels, except educational programs and plans of special, medical and pharmaceutical institutions;

      6-1) excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced after ten calendar days after day of its first official publication).

      6-2) determines procedure of development of the state general education standards of education;

      6-3) determine the types and forms of documents on education of the state – recognized and procedure of their issuance;

      6-4) coordinates with authorized body in the sphere of criminal and executive activity of the rule of the organization of receiving an initial, main average, the general secondary, technical and professional education by convicts to imprisonment;

      7) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      7-1) organizes development and approves the model curriculums and programs of children's music schools, children's schools of design and children's art school;

      8) grants the license and (or) the annex to the license for occupation educational activity to the legal entities realizing:

      general education training programs of primary, main secondary, general secondary education;

      educational programs of technical and professional education, including by professions and specialties;

      educational programs of postsecondary, higher, postgraduate education, including for specialties;

      spiritual educational programs;

      8-1) establishes procedure of carrying out of educational monitoring;

      8-2) carries out reception of notifications on commencement or termination of carrying out of activity on nursery education and training;

      8-3) approves Provision on the badge “Altyn belgi”;

      8-4) excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V(shall be enforced after ten calendar days after day of its first official publication).

      8-5) maintains a state electronic register of educational organizations, filing notification on commencement or termination of carrying out of activity on nursery education and training;

      8-6) approves the rules of conferment of ranks “Best University teacher” and “Best teacher”;

      8-7) “The Best Secondary Education Institution” with establishment of the size of a grant and order of its award;

      9) conducts the state attestation of organizations of education irrespective of their form of ownership and departmental affiliation, implementing educational programs:

      nursery education and training, primary, basic secondary and general secondary education;

      special and specialized education;

      additional education for children;

      additional education on sport for children and young people;

      technical and professional post-secondary education;

      higher and postgraduate education (except for medical and pharmaceutical education

      9-1) determine the basic higher education institution, carrying out innovative activity and introducing scientific findings in production;

      10) specifies requirements and procedure of recognition of accreditation bodies, as well as foreign, and form register of recognized accreditation bodies, accredited organizations and educational training programs;

      11) develops the model rules of reception to the study in educational organization, implementing general educational training programs of primary, basic secondary, general secondary education, professional training programs of technical and professional post-secondary, higher and postgraduate education;

      12) develops and approves the rules of conducting of the unified national test and complex test external assessment of students achievemnts;

      12-1) approves the qualification requirements for educational activities and the list of documents confirming compliance with them;

      12-2) develops and approves the provision on classroom leadership in secondary education organizations;

      13) defines in interaction with the interested ministries, other central executive bodies, employers and other social partners lists of professions and specialties for training and approves qualifiers of professions and specialties;

      14) determine terms for beginning and completion of academic year in organizations of education irrespective of their form of ownership and departmental affiliation;

      14-1) develops and approves requirements for compulsory school uniforms for organizations of secondary education;

      14-2) develops and approves the rules of cancellation of classes in the organizations of secondary education, as well as in educational organizations that implement educational programs of technical and vocational education, in adverse weather weather conditions

      15) establishes the list of professions and specialities, the receipt of which in absentia, evening forms and in the form of externata is not allowed;

      15-1) develops and approves the rules of issuing a permit for education in the form of external education in educational organizations implementing educational programs of higher education;

      15-2) develops and approves the list of professions and specialties on terms of training and levels of education for technical and professional, post-secondary education in accordance with the classifier;

      16) develop the rules of transfer and reinstatement of students by types of educational organization;

      17) develop procedure of provision of study leaves to the students in organizations of education;

      18) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      19) approve the model rules of conducting of current control of progress, intermediate and final attestation of students;

      19-1) develops and approves the method of forecasting the needs of educational organizations, implementing general educational curricula of preschool, primary, basic secondary and general secondary education, educational programs Technical and professional education, in textbooks and educational-methodical complexes;

      19-2) develops and approves the rules of providing textbooks and educational and methodical complexes of students and pupils of State educational organizations;

      19-3) develops and approves rules on formation, use and preservation of the Fund of Libraries of State educational organizations;

      20) develops and approves the rules of assessment of the level of professional preparedness and assignment of qualification by professions (specialities);

      21) establish procedure of recognition and nostrification of documents on education;

      21-1) carries out the procedure of apostization of documents on education (originals);

      21-2) develops and approves criteria for evaluation of educational organizations;

      21-3) develops and approves criteria for assessment of students ' knowledge;

      22) elaborates nd approves the rules on organization of order, storage, accounting and issuance of forms of documents of the State model on education and (or) qualification and provision by them of educational organizations, realizing general educational educational Programs of basic secondary and general secondary education, educational programs of higher and postgraduate education, subordinate organizations of education and supervises their use;

      23) develop and approve the forms of strictly accountable documents, used by organizations of education in educational activity, establish requirements to drawing up of documents on education; approve the forms of certificate, issued to the persons, not completed education;

      23-1) defines and approves the uniform basic textbook in each subject for the organizations of education realizing general education training programs of primary education; 23-1) defines and approves the uniform basic textbook in each subject for the organizations of education realizing general education training programs of primary education;

      24) approve the forms of model agreement of rendering of educational services and model agreement to conduct professional practice;

      24-1) develop and approve the model agreement on educational storage contribution;

      25) performs management and coordinates carrying out educational and methodical and scientific and methodical work, approves rules of the organization and implementation of educational and methodical and scientific and methodical work in the organizations of education, except for the organizations of education in the field of culture, the rule of the organization of educational process for credit technology of training, develops and approves rules of the organization of educational process for remote educational technologies;

      25-1) develop and approve the rules of organization of activity of preparatory departments ofhigher education institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      25-2) create teaching associations in related groups of specialties and approve provision on their activity upon higher education institutions;

      26) provide the republican organizations of secondary education, as well as nationals, studying in foreign schools with textbooks and teaching materials in accordance with international agreements;

      26-1) organizes development and approves the regulations of equipping and furnishing organizations of preschool, primary, basic secondary, general secondary, technical and professional education;

      27) develop and approve the rules of organization of work on training, expertize, approbation and conducting of monitoring, publication of textbooks, teaching materials and study guides and organize this work;

      27-1) annually approves the list of textbooks, educational and methodical complexes, grants and other additional literature, including on electronic media, to a statement republican and local budgets;

      27-2) coordinates work on providing with textbooks and educational and methodical complexes of students and pupils of the organizations of preschool, secondary education;

      28) organize conducting of non-school measures of republican significance;

      29) develop and approve the rules of organization and conducting of Presidential Olympiad by subjects of natural – mathematical cycle, republican Olympiads and competitions of scientific projects on general subjects, republican competitions of performers and competitions of professional skill;

      29-1) form and approve the list of republican and international Olympiads and competitions of scientific projects (scientific competitions) on general subjects, competitions of performers, competitions of professional skill and sporting competitions;

      29-2) elaborates and approves rules of formation of list of participants of the international Olympic Games and competitions of scientific projects (scientific competitions) in general education objects;

      30) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.01.2014 No. 159-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      31) approves the charters of subordinated institutions of education, except the cases, provided by the law of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      32) carry out the state control of execution the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and regulatory legal acts in the field of education, state obligatory standards of education in organizations of education irrespective of their form of ownership and departmental affiliation, as well as budget and financial discipline in subordinated organizations in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      33) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      34) develop and approve the model job descriptions of positions of teaching employees and persons, equated to them;

      34-1) elaborates and approves rules of pedagogical ethics;

      35) develop and approve the rules of competitive substitution of heads of the state institutions of secondary education;

      36) develop the rules of competitive substitution of positions of higher-education teaching personnel and scientific workers of higher education institutions;

      36-1) gives academic statuses of the associated professor (associate professor), professor;

      36-2) elaborates and approves requirements to scientific publications for inclusion them in the list of the editions recommended for the publication of results of scientific activity;

      37) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      38) organize retraining and raising of qualification of pedagogical staff;

      38-1) elaborates and approves rules of the organization and carrying out advanced training courses of pedagogical shots;

      38-2) approves educational programs of advanced training courses of pedagogical shots;

      39) develop and approve the branch incentive scheme;

      40) conduct negotiations with foreign partners and sign international treaties (agreements) and programs in the field of education, as well as scientific activity within its competence; establish the rules of organization of international cooperation, carrying out by organizations of education and coordinate this work;

      41) develop, approve and establish procedure of direction for study abroad, as well as within the academic mobility;

      42) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      43) elaborates and approves rules of placement of the state educational order for training of specialists with technical and professional, postsecondary, higher and postgraduate education taking into account requirements of labor market, on preparing rooms of higher educational institutions and also on preschool education and tutoring, secondary education;

      43-1) elaborates and approves rules of ensuring travel privilege by payment of compensations for students on the basis of the state educational order in the organizations of education implementing educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary and higher education during winter and summer vacation on the long-distance railway and motor transport (except the taxi);

      44) issue the binding written instructions on elimination of detected violations of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of education according to the established terms in the instructions;

      44-1) elaborates and approves the rules of development, approbation and implementation of educational training programs, realizing in the regime of experiment in organizations of education;

      44-2) carry out information support of management bodies of educational system;

      44-3) organize development and approve the rules of organization and functioning of unified information system of education;

      44-4) approve the expenditure norms, model agreements for training and interning on international scholarship “Bolashak”;

      44-5) approve the nomenclature of types of organizations of education and model rules of their activity, as well as ungraded schools;

      44-6) form and approve the list of services, related with the state educational order;

      45) excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2014 No. 269-V(shall be enforced dated 01.01.2015);
      45-1) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      45-2) receive information, contained in the national registers of identification numbers in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      45-3) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      46) establish procedure and conditions of maintenance of minors in the centers of adaptation of minors in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      46-1) organizes development and approves the method of per capita regulatory financing of secondary, technical and professional education, postsecondary, higher and postgraduate education;

      46-2) organizes development and approves the rules of per capita regulatory financing of secondary, technical and professional education, postsecondary, higher and postgraduate education;

      46-3) organize development and approve the method of voucher - modular system of continuing education;

      46-4) organize development and approve the rules of ensuring the distant continuing education;

      46-5) develop and approve the rules of confirmation the skill level of teachers;

      46-6) develop and approve the mechanism of target preparation of masters and doctors of philosophy PhD in the basic higher education institutions;

      46-7) develop and approve the rules of appointment the rectors of the state higher education institutions;

      46-8) determine and approve requirements to the university web-sites;

      46-9) excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      46-10) elaborates and approves rules of tutoring in the form of the external studies;

      46-11) elaborates and approves rules of the organization and carrying out professional practice and the rule of definition of the organizations as bases of practice;

      46-12) elaborates and approves rules of the organization of dual tutoring on 398dop to coordination with the interested public authorities;

      46-13) elaborates and approves rules of distribution of places in hostels of the state organizations of education;

      46-14) elaborates and approves rules of the organization of accounting of children of a preschool and school age before receiving secondary education by them;

      46-15) excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2017 No. 88-VI(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      46-16) approves the state educational order in the republican organizations of secondary education;

      47) exercise other powers, provided by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, acts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Powers of authorized body in the fields of education provided by subparagraphs 4), 8-1), 8-3), 13), 14), 14-1), 14-2), 16), 19), 25), 27), 34), 36), 38), 38-1), 38-2), 44-3), 44-5), 46-8) and 46-11) of part one of the present article do not extend to military, express educational institutions.

      Footnote. Article 5 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 17.07.2009 No. 188 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 19.03.2010 No. 258-IV; dated 29.12.2010 No. 372-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 06.01.2011 No. 378-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011); dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from 30.01.2012); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.06.2013 No. 102-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.01.2014 No. 159-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.12.2014 No. 269-V (shall be enforced upon 01.01.2015); dated 19.05.2015 No. 315-V (shall be enforced upon ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (an order of enactment see Art. 2); dated 09.04.2016 No. 501-V (shall be enforced ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 18.04.2017 No. 58-VI (shall be enforcd upon ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 05.05.2017 No. 60-VI (shall be enforced upon ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 05.07.2017 No. 88-VI (shall be enforced upon ten calendar days after day of its first official publication).

Article 5-1. Competence of bodies of national security of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, bodies of prosecutor's office of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan in relation to military, express educational institutions subordinated to them

      Bodies of national security of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, bodies of prosecutor's office of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan in relation to military, express educational institutions subordinated to them carry out the following powers:

      1) participate in development of separate sections of the state obligatory standards of appropriate levels of educational activity of military, express educational institutions, except for the organizations of secondary education;

      2) participate in development of separate sections of the qualification requirements imposed to educational activity of military, express educational institutions, and the list of the documents confirming compliance to them;

      3) elaborate and approve rules of activity of military, express educational institutions;

      4) elaborate and approve rules of the organization and exercise of educational process, educational and methodical and scientific and methodical activity in military, express educational institutions (in the organizations of secondary education in coordination with authorized body in the field of education);

      5) elaborate and approve rules of carrying out monitoring of progress, the intermediate and final assessment of the studying military, express educational institutions;

      6) elaborate and approve standard curricula in coordination with authorized body in the field of education;

      7) elaborate and approve standard training programs, except for the organizations of secondary education;

      8) develop and approve rules of the organization of works on preparation, examination, approbation, the edition and carrying out monitoring of educational editions and educational and methodical complexes, except for the organizations of secondary education;

      9) elaborate and approve Regulations of Admission to tutoring in the military, express educational institutions realizing educational programs of appropriate level;

      10) determine terms of the beginning and completion of academic year in military, express educational institutions, except for the organizations of secondary education;

      11) elaborate and approve rules of the organization and passing of professional practice and a training studying military, express educational institutions;

      12) elaborate and approve translation rules and restitutions in military, express educational institutions;

      13) elaborate and approve qualification characteristics of positions of pedagogical workers and the persons equated to them in military, express educational institutions, except for positions of civil servants;

      14) elaborate and approve rules of replacement of positions of pedagogical workers and the persons equated to them, scientists of military, express educational institutions, except for positions of civil servants;

      15) elaborate and approve requirements to information systems and Internet resources of military, express educational institutions;

      16) approve the list of specialties and qualifications according to the educational programs realized in military, express educational institutions;

      17) define forms and technologies of education in military, express educational institutions;

      18) elaborate and approve rules of the organization of educational process with use of educational technologies in military, express educational institutions;

      19) carry out other powers provided by the present Law, other laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, acts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Footnote. Chapter 2 is supplemented with article 5-1 according to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after day of its first official publication).

Article 6. Competence of local representative and executive bodies in the field of education

      1. Local representative bodies shall:

      1) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      2) accept a decision on travel privilege of students by public transport; 

      3) exercise other powers on ensuring the rights and legal interests of citizens in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. Local executive bodies of region shall:

      1) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      1-1) realize the state policy in the field of education;

      2) ensure provision of technical and professional, post-secondary education;

      3) provides training of children on special general education training programs;

      4) provide training of gifted children in the specialized organizations of education;

      5) organizes the order and ensuring the organizations of education, implementing general education training programs of basic secondary, general secondary education and professional training programs of technical and professional, post-secondary education, document forms of the state-recognized on education and carry out control of their use;

      5-1) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.06.2013 No. 102-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      6) creates, will reorganize and liquidates in the order established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in coordination with authorized body in the field of education the state organizations of education implementing educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary education, specialized general education and special training programs and also children's junior sports schools;

      7)-7-2) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication);

      8) approves the state educational order for the training of specialists with technical, professional, post-secondary education;

      8-1) places the state educational order for the training of specialists with technical and professional education in recognition of proposals of National chamber of entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      8- 2) approves the state educational order for secondary education

      9) organize participation of students in the common national testing;

      10) carries out logistical support of the state organizations of education, implementing professional training programs of technical and professional, post-secondary education, as well as special and specialized general education training programs (except for organizations of education in correctional institutions of correctional system);

      11) direct funds for providing financial and material assistance to the students and pupils of the of the state educational institutions from the families, having a right to receipt the state targeted social assistance, as well as from families, not receiving the state targeted social assistance, in which the average income below the amount of minimum living wage, and orphaned children, children, being left without parental care, living in families, children from families, requiring emergency care in the results of emergency situations, and other categories of students and pupils, determined by collegial body of management of educational organization, in the amount not less than one percent of the budget funds, allocated for the current maintenance of general education schools;

      12) annually before August, 1st provides acquisition and delivery of textbooks and teaching materials in hard copy and electronic format for organizations of education, implementing on the basis of the state order of professional educational training programs of technical and professional education, as well as specialized and special general education training programs; 

      13) ensure organization and conducting of school Olympiads and competitions of scientific projects on general subjects, competitions of performers and competitions of profession skill of regional scale;

      14) ensure additional education of children, carried out at the regional level;

      15) organize retraining of staff and continuing education of employees of the state organizations of education, financed at the expense of budget funds;

      16) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      16-1) provides inspection of mental health of children and teenagers and rendering the psychology and pedagogical advisory help;    

      17) ensure rehabilitation and social adaptation of children and teenagers with the problems in development;

      18) carry out the social security of orphaned children, children, being left without parental care according to the established procedure;

      19) organize free and subsidized meals of separate categories of students in the manner provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      20) contributes employment of persons, graduated on the basis of the state educational order of educational organization, implementing professional training programs of technical and professional, post-secondary education;

      20-1) annually represent the applications on staffing requirements in countryside with subsequent employment according to the presented applications, to the authorized bodies in the field of education and health care service until 15 April;

      21) makes proposals to the maslikhat on travel privilege of students by public transport (except taxi);

      22) appoint a chief executive officer of regional body of management of education in coordination with the authorized body in the field of education;

      22-1) carry out educational monitoring;

      22-2) annually at the scheduled time provides acquisition of statistical observations in a unified information system of formation of authorized body in the field of education;

      23) maintain the Centers of adaptation of minors;

      24) provide conditions for the persons, maintained in the Centers of adaptation of minors;

      24-1) provide assistance to the school boards;

      24-2) organize staffing support of the state organizations of education;

      24-3) pay the grant “The best organization of secondary education” to the winner of competition-state institutions of secondary education;

      24-4) grant а permission to study in the external form in the organizations of education, implementing the specialized and special general education training programs;

      24-5) provides material and technical basis of methodic departments;

      24-6) organize development and approve the rules of activity of psychological service in organizations of secondary education;

      24-7) develop and approve the model rules of internal order of organization of education;

      24-8) provides the organization of training of skilled workers of shots and specialists of an average link in dual tutoring;

      25) exercise other powers, imposed on the local executive bodies by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the interests local state management.

      3. Local executive body of the city of republican significance and the capital shall:

      1) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      2) organize registration of children of preschool and school age, their education until obtainment them secondary education;

      3) organize and provide secondary education, including evening (shift-type) tuition, and secondary education, provided through the educational organization of boarding school type;

      4) provide obtainment of technical and professional, post-secondary education;

      5) creates, reorganizes and liquidates in the order established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the state organizations of education implementing general education training programs of preschool education and training, an initial, main average and general secondary, technical and professional, postsecondary education, additional education of children and also the state organizations of education implementing specialized general education and special training programs;

      6) -6-2) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication);

      7) approves the state educational order for the training of specialties with technical and professional, post-secondary education;

      7-1) approves the state educational order for the nursery education and training, the amount of per capita financing and parental payment;

      7-2) approves the state educational order for secondary education;

      8) organize participation of students in a common national testing;

      9) annually till August 1 organizes acquisition and delivery of textbooks and educational and methodical complexes for the state organizations of secondary education and also the organizations of education implementing educational programs of technical and professional education, specialized general education and special training programs;

      10) provide additional education for children;

      11) direct funds for rendering financial and material assistance to the students and pupils of the of the state educational institutions from the families, having a right to receipt the state targeted social assistance, as well as from families, not receiving the state targeted social assistance, in which the average income below the amount of minimum living wage, and orphaned children, children, being left without parental care, living in families, children from families, requiring emergency care in the results of emergency situations, and other categories of students and pupils, determined by collegial body of management of educational organization, in the amount not less than one percent of the budget funds, allocated for the current maintenance of general education schools;

      12) carry out logistical support of the state organizations of education (except for organizations of education in correctional institutions of correctional system) and organizations of nursery education and training;

      13) provides training on special general education training programs;

      14) provide training of gifted children in the specialized organizations of education;

      15) ensure organization and conducting of school Olympiads and competitions of scientific projects on general subjects, competitions of performers and competitions of profession skill in the scale of the city of republican significance, the capital;

      16) ensure examination of mental health of children and teenagers and providing of psychological, medical and pedagogical counselling assistance to the public;

      17) ensure rehabilitation and social adaptation of children and teenagers with the problems in development;

      18) organize retraining of staff and continuing education of employees of the state organizations of education, financed at the expense of budget funds;

      19) carry out the social security of orphaned children, children, being left without parental care according to the established procedure;

      20) organizes in the order established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, medical care of students and pupils of the organizations of education except for the preschool organizations and the organizations of secondary education which are not relating to the residential organizations;

      21) organize free and subsidized meals of separate categories of students and pupils in the manner provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      22) contributes employment of persons, graduated on the basis of the state educational order of educational organization, implementing professional training programs of technical and professional, post-secondary education;

      23) makes proposals to the maslikhat on travel privilege of students by public transport (except taxi);

      24) provide the necessary methodical and counselling assistance to the organizations of nursery education and training;

      24-1) organize development and approve the rules of activity of psychological service in organizations of secondary education;

      24-2) develop and approve the model rules of internal order of organization of education;

      25) appoint the chief executive officers of management of education in coordination with the authorized body in the field of education;

      25-1) organize the order and ensuring the organizations of education, implementing general education training programs of basic secondary, general secondary education and professional programs of technical and professional, post-secondary education, document forms of the state-recognized on education and carry out control of their use;

      25-2) carry out educational monitoring;

      25-3) provide assistance to the school boards;

      25-4) organize staffing support of the state organizations of education;

      25-5) provide methodological guideline by psychological service in the organizations of education;

      25-6) pay the grant “The best organization of secondary education” to the winner of competition-state institutions of secondary education;

      25-7) grants а permission to study in the external form in the organizations of basic secondary, general secondary education, as well as in the organizations of education, implementing the specialized and special general education training programs;

      25-8) provides material and technical basis of district methodic departments;

      26) maintain the Centers of adaptation of minors;

      27) provide conditions for the persons, maintained in the Centers of adaptation of minors;

      28) exercise other powers, imposed on the local executive bodies by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the interests local state management.

      4. Local executive body of district (city of regional significance):

      1) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      2) ensure provision of primary, basic secondary and general secondary education, including evening (shift-type) tuition, and general secondary education, provided through the organization of boarding school type;

      3) organize participation of students in a common national testing;

      4) organize registration of children of preschool and school age, their education until obtainment them secondary education;

      4-1) provides placement of the state educational order for preschool education and tutoring;

      5) creates, reorganizes and liquidates in the order established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the state organizations of education implementing general education training programs of primary, main secondary and general secondary education except for the state organizations of education implementing specialized general education and special training programs and also general education training programs of preschool education and training and additional educational programs for children; 

      6)-6-2 ) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication);

      7) support and provide assistance in logistical support of the state organizations of education, implementing general education training programs of primary, basic secondary and general secondary education (except for organizations of education in correctional institutions of correctional system);

      8) annually till August 1 organizes acquisition and delivery of textbooks and educational and methodical complexes to the organizations of education implementing general education training programs of preschool preparation, to the organizations of secondary education in the volume predicted by educational bodies for academic year;

      8-1) approves the state educational order for the nursery education and training, the amount of per capita financing and parental payment;

      8-2) provide material and technical basis of district methodic departments;

      8-3) approves the state educational order for secondary education;

      9) provide additional education for children;

      10) ensure organization and conducting of school Olympiads and competitions of scientific projects on general subjects, competitions of regional (city) scale;

      11) direct funds for providing financial and material assistance to the students and pupils of the of the state educational institutions from the families, having a right to receipt the state targeted social assistance, as well as from families, not receiving the state targeted social assistance, in which the average income below the amount of minimum living wage, and orphaned children, children, being left without parental care, living in families, children from families, requiring emergency care in the results of emergency situations, and other categories of students and pupils, determined by collegial body of management of educational organization, in the amount not less than one percent of the budget funds, allocated for the current maintenance of general education schools;

      12) carry out the social security of orphaned children, children, being left without parental care, their compulsory employment and provision of housing according to the established procedure;

      13) organizes in the order established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, medical care of students and pupils of the organizations of education except for the preschool organizations and the organizations of secondary education which are not relating to the residential organizations; 

      14) organize free and subsidized meals of separate categories of students and pupils in the manner provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      15) contribute employment of persons, graduated in the organizations of education;

      16) contribute provision of housing and living conditions of young professionals, came to the work in the educational organization, being in countryside;

      17) makes proposals to the maslikhat on travel privilege of students by public transport (except taxi);

      18) provide the necessary methodical and counselling assistance to the organizations of nursery education and training;

      19) appoint the chief executive officers of district (city) departments of education in coordination with the local executive bodies of region;

      19-1) carry out educational monitoring;

      19-2) organize the order and ensuring the organizations of education, implementing general education training programs of basic secondary, general secondary education, document forms of the state-recognized on education and carry out control of their use;

      19-3) annually at the scheduled time provides acquisition of statistical observations in a unified information system of formation of authorized body in the field of education;

      20) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      21) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      21-1) carry out staffing support of the state organizations of education;

      21-2) provide methodological guideline by psychological service in the organizations of education;

      21-3) grant а permission to study in the external form in the organizations of basic secondary, general secondary education;

      21-4) excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      21-5) creates in the organizations of education express conditions for education by persons (children) with special educational needs;

      22) exercise other powers, imposed on the local executive bodies by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the interests local state management.

      5. Akim of district in the city, city of regional, district significance, rural settlement, village, rural district shall:

      1) organize registration of children of preschool and school age;

      1-1) maintain exemplary schools (resource centers);

      2) ensure nursery education and training, as well as organize medical service in the organizations of nursery education and training in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      In the case of absence of schools in inhabited locality, akim of rural settlement, village, rural district shall organize free transport for students to the nearest school and back.

      Footnote. Article 6 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2010 No. 372-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011); dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from 30.01.2012); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 13.06.2013 No. 102-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 04.07.2013 No. 130-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 09.04.2016 No. 501-V (shall be enforced upon ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 22.12.2016 No. 29-VI (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2017); dated 05.05.2017 No. 59-VI (shall be enforced upon ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 05.05.2017 No. 60-VI (shall be enforced upon ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 05.07.2017 No. 88-VI (shall be enforced upon ten calendar days after day of its first official publication).

Article 7. Information support of management bodies of educational system

      1. A unified information system of education, making possibilities of efficient management of education, shall be created and being in force in order of timely provision the management bodies with educational system of complete, reliable comparable information in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. A unified information system of education shall include the data of educational monitoring, statistical observations, and other data, received by the authorized body in the field of education, local executive bodies, organizations of education in the process of carrying out of its activity.

      Footnote. Article 7 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 8. State guarantees in the field of education

      1. Right to education shall be secured by the state by development of educational system, improvement of legal basis of its functioning and creation of necessary socio-economic conditions for obtainment education in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      The state control of the quality of education provided by creation and functioning of national system of education quality evaluation.

      2. The state shall ensure obtainment of free preschool, primary, basic secondary and general secondary education by the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as on a competitive base in accordance with the state educational order of free technical and professional, post-secondary, higher and postgraduate education, if education of each of these levels the citizen gets for the first time, except for the educational institutions of special state bodies and organizations of education of law enforcement bodies.

      Foreigners and persons without citizenship, permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as arrived to the Republic of Kazakhstan in order of family reunification, shall have a right to obtain of preschool, primary, basic secondary and general secondary education, equally with the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the manner established by the authorized body in the field of education.

      Foreigners and persons without citizenship, permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan, has a right to obtain free technical and professional, post-secondary, higher and postgraduate education shall be granted to the persons without citizenship, permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan, on a competitive base in accordance with the state educational order, if education of each of these levels they get for the first time, except for the military educational institutions.

      A right to obtain free technical and professional, post-secondary, higher and postgraduate education on a competitive base in accordance with the state educational order shall be determined by international treaties of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2-1. The state provides conditions of creation of informational and communication infrastructure of electronic tutoring with use of information and communication technologies.

      3. In order of ensure the availability of obtainment technical and professional, post-secondary, higher and postgraduate education shall be created conditions for the development of the State educational storage system and non-state educational credit.

      The state shall take measures on creation of the system of guaranteeing of educational credits, disbursed by the financial organizations.

      4. The state shall compensate for maintenance expenses of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, being in need of social assistance in whole or in part, in the period of obtainment education by them.

      To the categories of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to whom is rendered the social assistance, shall include:

      1) orphaned children, children, being left without parental care;

      2) children with disabilities in development, disabled persons and person disabled from childhood, disabled children;

      3) children from families with many children;

      4) the children who are in the centers of adaptation of minors;

      5) children, residing in the boarding schools of general and sanatory type, boarding-schools under schools;

      6) children, educating and training in the specialized boarding school organizations of education for the gifted children;

      7) pupils of boarding school organizations;

      8) children from families, having a right to receipt the state targeted social assistance, as well as from families, not receiving the state targeted social assistance, in which the average income below the amount of minimum living wage;

      9) children, who on the state of health are educated by programs of primary, basic secondary, general secondary education at home or in the organizations, rendering sanatory assistance, as well as rehabilitation treatment and medical rehabilitation for a long period;

      10) other categories of citizens, determined by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      11) other categories of citizens determined by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      4-1. The state shall compensate for expenses for meals of separate categories of students in whole or in part in the manner provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Operation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on government procurement does not extend to the legal relationship settled by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of education regarding acquisition of services, goods on catering services of students in the organizations of secondary education and also the goods connected with providing food of the children who are brought up and studying in the preschool organizations of education, the organizations of education for orphan children and children without parental support.

      Rules of catering services of students in the organizations of secondary education and purchase of goods connected with providing food of the children who are brought up and studying in the preschool organizations of education, the organizations of education for orphan children and children without parental support, Rules of formation of the list of unfair service providers, goods on catering services of students and brought up in the organizations of preschool, secondary education, the organizations of education for orphan children and children without parental support, are defined by authorized body in the field of education.

      5. For citizens who for health reasons cannot visit for a long time the organizations of secondary education individual free training at home or in the organizations rendering the stationary help and also recovery treatment and medical rehabilitation will be organized.

      6. The state, achieving purposes of inclusive education, shall provide the special conditions for obtainment by them education, correction of disturbances of development and social adaptation at all levels of education to the citizens with disabilities in development.

      7. The state shall guarantee functioning of ungraded schools and boarding school organizations for the provision of a right to obtain primary, basic secondary, general secondary education by the children, residing in the inhabited localities with less number of residents.

      8. The state shall create the necessary conditions to the gifted citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan for obtainment elite education, as well as abroad.

      Footnote. Article 8 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 22.07.2011 No. 478-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.02.2012 No. 553-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 14.01.2013 No. 68-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 21.05.2013 No. 93-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 14.01.2014 No. 161-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.09.2014 No. 239-V (shall be enforced on the expiry of ten calendar day of its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced on the expiry of ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 24.11.2015 No. 419-V (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2016); dated 04.12.2015 No. 435-V (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2016); of 09.04.2016 No. 501-V (shall be enforced on the expiry of ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); of 25.12.2017 No. 122-VI (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2018).

Article 8-1. Minimum social standards in education

      Minimum social standards of preschool education and tutoring, primary, main secondary and general secondary education, technical and professional, postsecondary education, the higher education got on a competitive basis are minimum social standards in education according to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On minimum social standards and their guarantees”.

      Footnote. Chapter 2 is supplemented with article 8-1 according to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.05.2015 No. 315-V (shall be enforced upon the expiry of ten calendar days after day of its first official publication).

Article 8-2. The state monopoly in education

      Activities for the organization of conducting examination of textbooks, educational and methodical complexes and grants for education levels and also methodological and a scientific methodological support of an education system and educational process (the state obligatory standards of education, curricula, training programs) fall into the state monopoly.

      Footnote. Chapter 2 is supplemented with article 8-2 according to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon the expiry of ten calendar days after day of its first official publication).

Article 9. Language of training and education

      1. Language policy in the organizations of education shall be carried out in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on languages.

      2. All organizations of education, irrespective of their form of ownership, shall provide the students with knowledge of Kazakh language as the state, as well as learning of Russian languages in accordance with the state obligatory standards of relevant educational level.

      3. Right to obtain education in a native language shall be provided by creation upon present of possibility of relevant organizations of education, classes, groups, as well as conditions of their functioning

      Creation of relevant organizations of education, classes, groups with the state language shall be the priority orientation.

      4. The state and Russian languages shall be the compulsory subjects, including in a list of subjects upon conducting of common national testing.

      Footnote. Article 9 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 9-1. Accreditation of organizations of education

      1. Accreditation of educational organization shall be carried out on a voluntary basis.

      Educational organization is independent in choosing the accreditation body.

      2. Decision on conducting of accreditation or on refusal in conducting of accreditation shall be accepted by the accreditation body on the results of consideration of applications by the educational organization and represented documents, the list of which is determined by the accreditation body.

      Conditions and terms of conducting of accreditation shall be determined in the agreement on conducting of accreditation between educational organization and accreditation body.

      3. Accreditation body shall conduct institutional or specialized accreditation in accordance with its standards (regulations) of accreditation.

      4. The state and Russian languages shall be the compulsory subjects, including in a list of subjects upon conducting of common national testing.

      5. Educational organization shall have a right to undergo the national and international institutional, specialized accreditation in the accreditation bodies, entered in the register of the authorized body.

      6. Institutes for continuing education shall have a right to undergo accreditation on a regular basis in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Footnote. Chapter 2 is supplemented by Article 9-1in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 09.04.2016 № 501-V (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2017).

Chapter 3. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

Article 10. The concept of educational system

      Educational system of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall represent a set of interactive:

      1) state obligatory standards of education and educational training programs, securing continuity of educational levels;

      2) organizations of education, irrespective of their form of ownership, types and kind, implementing educational programs;

      3) management bodies of education and relevant infrastructure, as well as organizations of academic and scientific-methodological support, carrying out of educational monitoring;

      4) associations of the subjects of educational activity.

      Footnote. Article 10 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon the expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 11. Tasks of educational system

      The tasks of educational system shall be:

      1) creation of necessary conditions for obtainment quality education, directed to formation, development and professional achievement of personhood on the basis of national human values, the achievements of science and practice;

      2) development of creative, spiritual and physical abilities of the individual, the formation of sound foundations of morality and healthy life, enriching intelligence by creation conditions for the development of individuality;

      3) education of citizenship and patriotism, love for their Native country-Republic of Kazakhstan, respect to the symbols of state and state language, veneration of national traditions, impatience to any anticonstitutional and unsocial demonstrations;

      4) education of personality with active citizenship, formation of needs to participate in socio-political, economic and cultural life of republic, conscious attitude of personality to their rights and obligations;

      5) inclusion to the achievement of domestic and world culture; study of history, customs and traditions of Kazakh and other peoples of the republic; acquisition of the state, Russian, foreign languages;

      6) ensuring improvement of social status of teaching employees;

      7) extension of autonomy, independence of educational organization, democratization of education management;

      8) functioning of national evaluation system of quality, corresponding with the needs of society and economy;

      9) introduction and effective use of the new technologies of education, as well as credit, distant, information and communication, assisting to the rapid adaptation of professional education to the changing needs of society and the labor market;

      10) development of educational systems during lifetime, providing interrelation between general training, training on the job and requirements of the labour market and helping all people make the most use of their personal potential in a society, based on knowledge and competence;

      11) integration of education, science and industry;

      12) providing professional motivation of students;

      13) ensuring priority development and professional education by active interaction with employers and other social partners;

      14) creation of special conditions for obtainment education by persons (chaildren) with special educational needs.

      Footnote. Article 11 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 12. Educational level

      Educational level in the Republic of Kazakhstan on the basis of principle of continuity and continuation of educational training programs shall include the following educational levels:

      1) nursery education and training;

      2) primary education;

      3) basic secondary education;

      4) secondary education (basic secondary education, technical and professional education);

      5) post-secondary education;

      6) higher education;

      7) postgraduate education.

      Footnote. Article 12 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 4. CONTENT OF EDUCATION

Article 13. The concept of the content of education

      The content of education – a system (complex) of knowledge for each educational level, being a basic for formation of competence and all-round development of individual.

      The content of education shall be determined by the educational training programs, which are developed on the basis of the state obligatory standards of education.

      Footnote. Article 13 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 14 educational training programs

      Footnote. Article 14 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. Educational training programs depending on the content and their direction (appointment) shall be divided into:

      1) general education (model, working);

      2) professional (model, working);

      3) additional.

      Model training programs shall be developed in accordance with the requirements of the state obligatory standards of education.

      Working training programs shall be developed on the basis of relevant model curriculums and model training programs.

      2. General education training programs shall be directed to the tasks solution of formation of general personal culture, adaptation of personality to life in society, to provide a basis for informed choice of learning of profession, specialty.

      Depending on the content, the general education training programs shall be divided into the training programs:

      1) nursery education and training;

      2) primary education;

      3) basic secondary education;

      4) general secondary education.

      The specialized general education training programs providing profound studying of separate subjects of the training program are developed for the fullest development of potential opportunities of gifted persons.

      The express training programs considering features of development and potential opportunities of students and pupils defined taking into account the recommendations of psychology and pedagogical consultations are developed for separate categories of persons

      3. Professional training programs are directed to the training of specialists of technical, service and administrative work in the direction of professional activity in the branches of economy, subsequent increase of professional and general education level of personality.

      Depending on the content, the professional training programs shall be divided into the training programs:

      1) technical and professional education;

      2) post-secondary education;

      3) higher education;

      4) postgraduate education.

      4. Educational training programs of additional education shall provide creation of conditions for the development of personal self-determination, creativity of students, realization of their abilities, adaptation to life in society, formation of civil consciousness, general culture, healthy life, organization of meaningful leisure.

      5. Experimental educational training programs, realizing in the organizations of education, working in the regime of experiment (testing sites) shall be developed for approbation of new technologies of education, introduction of new content of education.

      6. Integrated educational training programs shall be developed by organizations of education. Integrated educational training programs may be interdisciplinary and interlevel, interuniversity and international.

      7. excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      8. Model training programs on medical and pharmaceutical specialties shall be approved by the authorized body in the field of health care service by agreement with the authorized body in the field of education.

      8-1. Standard training programs on specialties in the field of the water transport are approved by the central executive body performing management in the sphere of trade navigation in coordination with authorized body in the field of education.

      9. The organization of education has the right to realize educational programs of various level in the presence of the license if other is not provided by laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Footnote. Article 14 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.01.2011 No. 395-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.01.2015 No. 276-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication) dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 15. General education training programs of nursery education and education

      1. General education training programs of nursery education and training shall be developed on the basis of the state obligatory standards of nursery education in recognition of specific for children of preschool age the types of activity.

      2. General education training programs of nursery education and training shall:

      1) secure continuity and continuity of preschool and primary education in recognition of principle of the unity of education, training, development and health improvement of children;

      2) be oriented to realization of potentialities, bents, capabilities, abilities of each child and training it to learning of educational program of primary education on the basis of individual approach in recognition of peculiarities of development and state of health.

      3. General education of training programs of preschool education shall form basic skills of reading, writing, accounts and language communication experience and provide creation of equal starting conditions for learning of primary education.

Article 16. General education training programs of primary, basic secondary and general secondary education

      1. General education training programs of primary education are directed to formation of personality of child, development of its individual abilities, positive motivation and skills in educational activity, experience of language communication, creative self-realization, culture of behavior for the following learning of educational programs of the basic school.

      2. General education training programs of basic secondary education are directed to the learning of basic foundations of science, formation their high culture of interpersonal and inter-ethnic communication, self-determination of personality and professional orientation by students.

      General education training program shall include preprofile training of students.

      Learning of the content of each subject shall be terminated on the level of basic secondary education.

      The term of learning of general education training program of basic secondary education – five years.

      3. General education training programs of general secondary education shall be developed on the basis of differentiation, integration and professional orientation of the content of education with introduction of profile education.

      The term of learning of general education training program of general secondary education – two years.

      Footnote. Article 16 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication) .

Article 17. Educational training programs of technical and professional education

      Footnote. The article 17 with the changes made by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. Technical and professional education shall be the component part of the level of secondary education and directed to the training of qualified employers and specialties of mid-tier on the basic directions of public utility professional activity.

      2. Educational training programs of technical and professional education depending on their content and skill level of training of students shall be divided into educational training programs:

      1) providing personnel training by mass professions of technical and service work.

      The content of educational training programs shall provide:

      learning of integrated courses on general subjects, being profiled for learning of general professional and special disciplines, passing industrial training and professional practice on acquirement of professional skills;

      assignment of established level of professional qualification (grade, class, category) on particular profession by students;

      2) providing learning of complex (secondary) professions and practical skills of execution of work in all branches of economy, related with high technologies and professional activity.

      The content of educational training programs shall provide:

      learning of general education, general humanities, economical, general professional, special disciplines, passing industrial training and professional practice on acquirement and reinforcement of professional skills;

      assignment of higher level of professional qualification on particular profession by students;

      3) ensuring training f specialties of mid-tier.

      The content of educational training program shall provide learning of integrated educational training programs of technical and professional education with educational training programs of 1-2 courses of high educational institutions.

      An achieved level of professional qualification (grade, class, category) on particular profession shall be awarded by the student according to the results of intermediate attestation (after each course of training).

      A qualification of specialist of mid-tier shall be awarded to the students upon completion of a complete course of training and passing of final attestation.

      3. Educational training programs of technical and professional education on specialties of culture and art shall be developed in recognition of principle of early professionalism and peculiarities of training of students on specified specialties. Duration of training depends on complexity of training programs and level of confer qualification and shall be determined by the relevant state obligatory standards of education.

      4. Educational training programs of technical and professional education for the citizens, having general secondary education, shall provide learning general professional, economical, special disciplines and execution of education and production works, determining future professional activity by chosen specialty.

      5. Educational training programs of technical and professional education shall consist of the programs of theoretical and industrial training and professional practice.

      6. Educational programs of technical and professional education with use of dual tutoring provide theoretical tutoring in the organizations of education and not less than sixty percent of inservice training, practice on the basis of the enterprise.

      Footnote. Article 17 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); with the changes of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 18. Specialized general education training programs

      Specialized general education training programs shall be developed on the basis of general education training programs of basic secondary, general secondary education and directed to the profound education of elements of science, culture, art, sport, military art, development of their creative potential and abilities.

      Specialized general education training programs shall be realized in the specialized organizations of education for the gifted children, as well as in the organizations of education with profound preliminary military training in the specialized schools of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 19. Special educational programs

      Footnote. The title is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); with the changes of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. Special educational training programs shall be developed on the basis of educational training programs of primary, basic secondary, general secondary, technical and professional education and directed to education and development of persons with disabilities, shall consider psychophysical peculiarities and cognitive capabilities of students and pupils, determining in recognition of recommendations of psychological, medical and pedagogical counselling.

      2. For the persons needing long-term treatment and also for children and teenagers with limited opportunities in development special training programs are developed and take root.

      3. Special general education training programs shall be realized in the special educational organization, provided by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the general education schools or at home.

      Footnote. Article 19 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 20. Professional training programs of post-secondary education

      1. Professional training programs of post-secondary education are directed to the training of specialties of technical, service and administrative labour from the number of citizens, having the secondary education (general secondary or technical and professional).

      2. The content of professional training programs of post-secondary education shall provide learning along with professional socio-humanities and natural-science discipline, integrated with professional training programs of 1-2 courses of higher education. Upon completion of a course of awarding of qualification of junior specialist of service and administrative work.

      1) qualification (category, class, category);

      2) the increased skill level by the composite (interfacing) professions.

      Upon completion of tutoring and passing of a final assessment by the student qualification "the expert of an average link", "the applied bachelor" is appropriated.

      Footnote. Article 20 in the edition of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 21. Professional training programs of higher education

      1. Educational programs of the higher education are directed to training of highly qualified personnel according to requirements of the branches of economy with award of degree "bachelor" or qualification assignment "expert".

      The persons which completed training in the educational program of the higher education with award of degree "bachelor" or qualification assignment "expert" can hold positions for which qualification requirements provided existence of the higher education.

      2. The content of professional training programs of higher education shall provide study of cycle of general education disciplines, cycle of basic disciplines, cycle of major, as well as passing of professional practice on the relevant specialties.

      Professional educational training programs of higher education shall include the disciplines of compulsory component and component at the choice. Disciplines from the component at the choice of the student shall meaningfully complete the disciplines of compulsory component in each cycle.

      Higher education institution shall have a right to develop and introduce innovative educational training programs, containing high technologies and teaching methods, directed to the further development and improvement of educational system, on a competitive basis.

      3. The term of learning of professional training programs of higher education shall be determined by the state obligatory standards of higher education and shall be not less than 4 years.

      4. For the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan having technical and professional, postsecondary or higher education, the educational programs providing the reduced training terms are developed and implemented by higher educational institutions.

      5. Development of the professional educational program of an internship is an indispensable condition of admission to clinical practice of the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan who got the higher medical education on clinical specialties which list is approved by authorized body in the field of health care.

      The provision on an internship is approved by authorized body in the field of health care.

      Footnote. Article 21 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 22. Professional training programs of postgraduate education

      Footnote. Article 22 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. Professional training programs of postgraduate education are directed to the training of scientific and pedagogical personnel of top-qualification, subsequent level increase of their scientific and pedagogical training.

      2. The content of professional training programs of postgraduate education shall provide: theoretical education, including basic and profile disciplines; practice; research scientific work with the writing of dissertation.

      3. Learning of professional training program of residency shall be the compulsory condition of the access to the clinical practice of citizens, obtained higher medical education on clinical specialties, the list of which is approved by the authorized body in the field of health care service.

      Footnote. Article 22 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 23. Educational training programs of additional education

      Footnote. Article 23 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. Educational training programs of additional education are directed to the satisfaction of comprehensive needs of students, pupils and specialties.

      2. Educational training programs of additional education depending on the content and directivity shall be subdivided into the training programs:

      1) additional education of students and pupils;

      2) retraining and continuing education od specialties, directed to the development of professional competence, adequate to the modern requirements.

      3. The educational programs of additional education for children implemented by the state organizations of education are approved by the bodies performing functions of state body in relation to these organizations except for educational programs of children's music schools, children's art schools and children's schools of arts which are approved by authorized body in the field of education.

      Footnote. Article 23 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 24. Adult education

      Footnote. Article 24 is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 25. Experimental educational training programs

      Footnote. Article 25 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      Experimental educational training programs are directed to the approbation of new technologies of education, introduction of new content of education.

      Footnote. Article 25 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 5. ORGANIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY

Article 26. General requirements to the admission of students and pupils in educational organization

      1. Procedure of admission to the educational organization of preschool, primary, basic secondary, general secondary, technical and professional, post-secondary, higher and postgraduate education shall be established by the model rules of admission to the educational institutions of relevant type.

      1-1. Procedure of admission to the educational organization, having a special status, shall be determined by themselves.

      2. Procedure of admission to the study in the educational organization of preschool, primary, basic secondary and general secondary education, providing admission of all children, residing in the territory of service of educational organization, shall be established by the rules of admission, approved by the local executive bodies on the basis of model rules of admission.

      2-1. Admission to the study of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to whom are awarded a grant "Orken" shall be carry out by the specialized organizations of education "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools".

      3. Inclusion on training in the organizations of education implementing educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary, higher, postgraduate education is carried out according to petitions from citizens on a competitive basis. Conditions of a competition have to guarantee observance of the rights for education and provide transfer of citizens, the most capable and prepared for development of the educational program of appropriate level.

      3-1. Admission to the study in the autonomous organizations shall be carried out in the manner determined by the specified organizations, without use of the procedures of common national testing.

      4. Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall have a right to the awarding of international scholarship “Bolashak” on a competitive basis for obtainment postgraduate education in the leading foreign higher education institutions on full-time course of study in accordance with the list of specialties, annually approved in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      An agreement for study on international scholarship “Bolashak” shall be concluded with the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to whom are awarded international scholarship “Bolashak”.

      5. Upon holding of a competition for obtainment of educational grants, as well as to the nomination in a composition of students by the state educational order for the personnel training with technical and professional, post-secondary and higher education, the priority right shall have:

      1) persons, awarded with badge “Altyn belgi”;

      2) excluded by the Law pf the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after day of its first official publication);

      2-1) the persons having documents on formation of the organizations of education implementing the educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary education which confirmed qualification and having length of service in not less than one year;";

      3) the winners of the international Olympic Games and competitions of scientific projects (scientific competitions) in general education objects (awarded with diplomas of the first, second and third degree), the international and republican competitions of performers and sports competitions (awarded with diplomas of the first, second and third degree) the last three years which list is defined by authorized body in the field of education and also winners presidential, the republican Olympic Games and competitions of scientific projects in general education objects (awarded with diplomas of the first, second and third degree) the current academic year on condition of compliance to the specialty chosen by them to a subject of the Olympic Games, competition or sports competition.

      In case of identical indicators when holding a competition on receiving educational grants and also transfer in the list of students by the state educational order for training with technical and professional, postsecondary and higher education orphan children and children without parental support and also the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan from among youth who lost or without parental support to majority, the disabled people of the first and second groups, persons equated on privileges and guarantees to participants and disabled people of the Great Patriotic War, disabled people since the childhood, disabled children to whom according to the medical certificate training in the relevant organizations of education, and the persons having documents on education (certificates, certificates, diplomas) with honors is not contraindicated have privilege.

      5-1. In the case of refusal of the owner of educational grant until nominating him (her) to the higher education institution, a certificate on awarding of educational grant shall be annulled, and educational grant is awarded according to the established procedure.

      6. Reception on training in educational programs of postsecondary education is carried out on the conditions determined by authorized body in the field of education.

      7. Inclusion on training in higher educational institutions for receiving postgraduate education is carried out according to petitions from citizens on a competitive basis in the order established by authorized body in the field of education.

      8. At revenues to study the reception quota is provided in the organizations of education implementing educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary and higher education for:

      1) citizens from among disabled people of I, II groups, disabled people since the childhood, disabled children;

      2) the persons equated on privileges and guarantees to participants and disabled people of the Great Patriotic War;

      3) citizens from among rural youth on the specialties defining social and economic development of the village;

      4) persons of the Kazakh nationality who are not citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      5) orphan children and children without parental support and also the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan from among youth who lost or without parental support to majority;

      6) the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan from among rural youth moving to the regions determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      9. Reception on training in pedagogical specialties, in the specialties demanding special or creative preparation is carried out taking into account results of special or creative examinations. The list of specialties and an order of holding special or creative examinations are established by standard Regulations of Admission.

      10. Admission for the study in the spiritual (religious) organizations of education shall be carried out from the list of persons, having secondary education in the manner established by the incorporator.

      11. Admission to the study on the state educational order on the separate specialties of technical and professional, post-secondary and higher education, requiring the work with the state secrets, shall be carried out in the organizations of education, having permission of the bodies of national safety in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the state secrets.

      12. Procedure of admission to the study in the educational organization in a part, not regulated by this Law and relevant model rules of admission, shall be established by the incorporator or incorporators (body of the state management) of educational organization.

      13. The contract which standard form is approved by authorized body in the field of education is signed with the persons which arrived on training, the organization of education implementing educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary, higher and postgraduate education except for military, special educational institutions.

      Footnote. Article 26 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.01.2011 No. 395-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 21.07.2015 No. 337-V (shall be enforced upon the expiry of ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (an order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 24.11.2015 No. 421-V (shall be enforced upon the expiry of ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); dated 03.12.2015 No. 433-V (becomes effective from 01.01.2016); dated 09.04.2016 No. 501-V (shall be enforced upon the expiry of ten calendar days after day of its first official publication).

Article 27. The forms of obtainment education

      Depending on the content of educational training programs in recognition of the needs and possibilities of personality, creation of conditions of accessibility of obtainment of each educational level of training shall be carried out in the form of full-time, evening, part-time, external and distance mode of study for children with disabilities.

      Footnote. Article 27 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 28. Organization of educational process

      1. Teaching and educational process in the organizations of education shall be carried out with working curriculums and work training programs.

      2. The basic organization of educational process shall be the planning and registration of teaching and educational work, carrying out by the educational organization.

      Planning of teaching and educational work shall ensure timely and quality implementation of curriculums and programs in a full volume.

      Planning of teaching and educational work in the organizations of education shall be carried out by approval of the schedule of educational process for the academic year and timetable of theoretical and practical trainings.

      Registration of teaching and educational work in the organizations of education shall be carried out by maintenance of registration book of theoretical and industrial training and time sheet of execution of training programs in the class hours.

      Planning of teaching process in highe educational organizations is fulfilled on the basis of established academic calendar for one studing year and schedule of the classes.

      3. Educational programs in the organizations of education shall be the component part of educational process and directed to formation of patriotism, citizenship, internationalism, conscience and morality, as well as development of wide interests and abilities of students, pupils.

      Propaganda of racial, ethnical, religious, social intransigence and exclusiveness, distribution of militaristic and other ideas, contradicted to the universally recognized principles of international law and humanism, shall be prohibited in the organizations of education.

      4. Teaching and educational process is carried out on the basis of mutual respect of human dignity of students, pupils, pedagogical workers and at all levels of an education system with respect for the rights of disabled people.

      Application of methods of physical, moral and mental violence in relation to the students and pupils is not allowed.

      5. Procedure of organization of educational activity in the organizations of education, the time of training of citizens on full-time departments of which is equated to performing of compulsory military service, shall be determined by the bodies of the state management.

      6. Basic military training of students of pre-induction and military age shall be carried out on the basis of basic secondary education in the organizations of education (except for the special), implementing general education training programs of general secondary education, professional training programs of technical and professional, post-secondary education, and in the organizations of education, implementing professional training programs of higher education, - on the senior divisions in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      7. In order of control of learning of educational training programs of educational organization by the students shall carry out the current control of progress of students and intermediate attestation of students.

      Organizations of education are independent in choosing of forms, procedure and periodicity of conducting of current control of progress of students and intermediate attestation of students.

      8. Learning of educational training programs of basic secondary, general secondary, technical and professional, post-secondary, higher and postgraduate education shall be completed by the compulsory final attestation of students.

      9. Final attestation of students in the organizations of general secondary education shall be carried out in the form of common national testing or in the form of the state final exam.

      10. Final attestation of students of organizations of technical and professional, post-secondary education shall include:

      1) final attestation of students in the organizations of education;

      2) an assessment of the level of professional degree of training and award of qualification.

      Peculiarities of final attestation of students, gaining professional training programs of postgraduate education, shall be determined by the authorized body in the field of education.

      11. Educational organization shall provide the parents and other legal representatives of minors of students, pupils with possibility of acquaintance with the process and content of educational process, as well as the progress of students.

      Footnote. Article 28 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication). dated 03.12.2015 No. 433-V (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2016; dated 09.04.2016 № 501-V (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2017).

Article 29. Organization of teaching and instructional research

      Footnote. The title as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. In order of integration of education and science, providing and improvement of educational process, development and introduction of new technologies of education, ensuring continuing education of teaching employees in the organizations of education and relevant infrastructure shall be carried out by the teaching and instructional research.

      2. Administration of teaching and instructional research shall be imposed on:

      methodic departments of district (city) offices of education in the organizations of general secondary education;methodic departments of regional (city) management bodies of education in the organizations of technical and professional, post-secondary education.

      in the organizations of education and relevant infrastructure, as well as organizations of teaching and scientific-methodological support, shall be carried out in the manner established by the authorized body in the field of education.

      3. Coordination of teaching and scientific-methods activity in the organizations of education and relevant infrastructure, as well as organizations of teaching and scientific-methodological support, shall be carried out in the manner established by the authorized body in the field of education.

      Footnote. Article 29 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 30. Nursery education and training

      1. Nursery education of children under six years of age shall be carried out in the family or from one year up to attainment of school age in the preschool organizations.

      2. Nursery education shall be carried out from five years in the form of pre-school training of children to the study in the school.

      Pre-school training is compulsory and shall be carried out in the family, pre-school organizations, pre-school classes of general education schools, lycees and upper secondary schools.

      Pre-school training in the state organizations of education shall be free.

      Footnote. Article 30 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 31. Primary, basic secondary and general secondary education

      1. Children from the age of six (seven) years shall be admitted for the study in the 1 class.

      2. The basic types of organizations of secondary education, general secondary education shall be the school, ungraded school, upper secondary school, lyceum, profession-oriented school.

      3. Exclusion of children up to sixteen years old from the state organization of secondary education shall be admitted in exceptional cases by the decision of body of the state management of educational organization for commission of unlawful acts, gross and repeated infringement of charter of educational organization.

      Decision on exclusion of orphaned children and children, being left without parental care shall be accepted with the consent of tutorship and guardianship authority.

      Decision of the elimination of the minors satying on the registry of service of a probation from the state organizations of the secondary education is accepted with the consent of service of a probation

      Footnote. Article 31 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 18.04.2017 № 58-VI (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 32. Technical and professional education

      1.Technical and professional education shall be carried out in the specialized schools, colleges and higher technical schools on the basis of basic secondary and (or) general secondary education.

      Educational process in the organizations of education realizing educational programs of technical and professional education includes theoretical occupations and the inservice training which is carried out in industrial practice workshops, educational farms and training grounds under the leadership of the training officer and also immediately on production and in the organizations of the corresponding profile.

      2. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      3. The organizations of education realizing educational programs of technical and professional education sell the products of characteristic production which are turned out in industrial practice workshops, educational farms and on training grounds.

      Footnote. Article 32 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 32-1. Professional training

      1. Professional training is directed to expedited acquisition of new or changed professional skills, necessary for execution of certain type of work, by the students. Professional training shall not be attended by increase of educational level of students.

      2. Professional training of employees or other persons, who have not an employment relationship with employer, shall be conducted directly by the employer in the organization, training centers, classes, as well as in various education and production structures of legal entities or in the educational organization, implementing educational training programs of technical and professional, post-secondary education.

      3. Professional training shall be carried out at the expense of employer or other funds, not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the agreement of education.

      The forms, content and volume of professional training shall be determined by the employer on the basis of current educational training programs on relevant profession.

      Education in enterprise, retraining in other specialty, cooperative learning on the basis of corporate responsibility and traineeship shall be related to the forms of professional training.

      4. The relevant skill level on particular specialty shall be awarded to the persons, pass out qualification examination according to the estimates of professional preparedness and shall be issued a certificate (certificate) on awarding of qualification of established standard form.

      Footnote. Chapter 5 is supplemented by Article 32-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 33. Post-secondary education

      Professional training programs of post-secondary education shall be realized in the organizations of education, the basic type of which is a college.

      Training of specialists on professional training programs of post-secondary education shall be carried out on specialties, the list of which is approved by the authorized body in the field of education.

      Footnote. Article 33 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 34. Higher technical schools

      Footnote. Article 34 is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 35. Higher education

      1. Higher education shall be acquired by the citizens, having general secondary or technical and professional, or post-secondary education. A citizen shall have a right to get a free higher education on a competitive basis.

      2. Professional educational training programs of higher education shall be implemented in the higher educational institutions.

      The basic types of higher educational institutions shall be the national research university, national higher education institution, research university, university, academy, institute and equated to them (conservatory, higher school, academy).

      In higher educational institutions in the presence of the corresponding license and material and technical resources educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary, higher, postgraduate and additional education and also general education training programs of primary, main secondary, general secondary education in the organizations of education in the field of culture can be implemented.

      Ensuring educational process according to educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary education is carried out by higher educational institutions, except for higher educational institutions in the field of culture, at the expense of income gained by higher educational institutions from realization of paid services.

      3. A qualification and (or) academic degree “bachelor” shall be awarded to the student, pass out the final attestation on learning of professional training program of higher education.

      4. Higher education institutions shall have a right to create and (or) enter into innovative and educational consortium for implementation of educational programs and conducting of scientific and applied researches.

      Footnote. Article 35 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from 30.01.2012); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 36. Postgraduate education

      1. Postgraduate education shall be acquired by the citizens, having higher education.

      2. Postgraduate education shall be carried out in the master’s programme and doctorate of higher education institutions and scientific organizations, as well as by direction of grant-holders of international scholarship “Bolashak” for the study in the leading foreign higher education institutions on full-time course of study in accordance with the list of specialties, annually approved in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      3. Personnel training in the Master's programme shall be carried out on the basis of professional training programs of higher education by two directions:

      1) scientific and pedagogical with the period of study two years;

      2) profession-oriented with the period of study not less than one year.

      4. Training of doctor of philosophy (PhD) on profile on the basis of professional training of Master's programs shall be carried out on two directions: .

      1) scientific and pedagogical with tutoring term not less than three years;

      2) profile with tutoring term not less than three years.

      4-1. The persons who received degree of the master or mastered educational programs of postgraduate education for military specialties for receiving degree of the doctor of philosophy (PhD), the doctor on a profile have training in doctoral studies of military, express educational institutions not less than three years.

      5. Postgraduate medical and pharmaceutical education shall include a residency, Master’s programme and doctorate.

      Profound training on clinical specialties with duration of education from two to four years depending on the specialty shall be carried out in the residency. Provision on residency shall be approved by the authorized body in the field of health care service.

      Footnote. Article 36 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.02.2012 No. 553-IV(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 37. An additional education

      1. An additional education of children shall be carried out in the educational organizations and non-school organizations, the types of which are approved by the authorized body in the field of education.

      Educational services on educational training programs of additional education shall be provided to the students by the educational organizations, implementing general education training programs of primary, basic secondary and general secondary education and on a contractual basis.

      2. An adult education (persons, attained the age of eighteen) is directed to the satisfaction of their educational needs during whole life for acquisition of additional scope of knowledge and skills in accordance with occurring social and economic changes in the society.

      An adult education shall be carried out by the educational organizations, as well as legal entities, having structural subdivisions, implementing additional educational training programs.

      2-1. Training at preparing rooms of higher educational institutions falls into to additional education.

      3. Continuing education and retraining of staff shall be carried out in the educational organizations, implementing educational training programs of additional education, scientific organizations and institutes of continuing education, in the production and upon interning by scientific, pedagogical, engineering and technical, medical employees in the foreign organizations on international scholarship “Bolashak”.

      4. Continuing education of executive staff, pedagogical and scientific employees of educational organizations shall be carried out at least once every five years.

      5. Continuing education and retraining of medical and pharmaceutical staff shall be carried out in the medical organizations of education and science.

      6. Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall have a right to participate in the competition for the awarding of international scholarship “Bolashak” for interning.

      Scientific supervisor of the winner of Presidential Olympiad shall have a right to the priority right upon equality of scores for the awarding of international scholarship “Bolashak” for interning.

      An agreement for interning on international scholarship “Bolashak” shall be concluded with the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to whom an international scholarship “Bolashak” is awarded.

      7. The organization which is carrying out a complex of actions for administration of the international grant of Bolashak, created by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan:

      1) carries out informational maintenance of actions for the international grant of Bolashak;

      2) carries out the organization and carrying out documents acceptance of applicants for judgment of the international grant of Bolashak;

      3) carries out a complex of actions for the organization of selection of applicants on a competitive basis;

      4) signs contracts of tutoring, pledge and (or) guarantee;

      5) carries out the organization and monitoring of the academic tutoring and passing of training by scholars;

      6) provides financing of expenses, the bound to the organization of tutoring and passings of training;

      7) carries out monitoring of performance of terms of the contract by scholars regarding working off in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      8) signs contracts with the international partners, foreign educational institutions for the organization of tutoring of scholars.

      Footnote. Article 37 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); with amendments by the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.07.2015 № 337-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 37-1. Individual pedagogical activity

      1. Individual pedagogical activity, attended by acquisition of incomes, shall be an entrepreneurial activity. The state registration of person, engaging in individual pedagogical activity shall be carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. Individual pedagogical activity shall not be licensed.

      Footnote. Chapter 5 is supplemented by Article 37-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 38. Professional practice of students

      1. Professional practice of students shall be the component part of professional training programs of training of specialists.

      Professional practice shall be conducted in the relevant organizations and directed to reinforcement of learning, acquired in the educative process, acquisition of practical skills and learning of best practices.

      2. Types, terms and content of professional practice shall be determined by the working training programs and working curriculums.

      3. Educational organizations shall determine organizations as the bases of practice on a competitive basis for conducting of professional practice and approve the programs and graphic schedules of interning, coordinated with them.

      Obligations and responsibilities of educational organizations, being the bases of practice and students shall be determined in the agreements.

      4. Expenses for the professional practice shall be provided by the educational organizations and organizations, being the bases of practice and shall be determined by the concluded agreements.

      5. Agreements with organizations, being the bases of practice shall be concluded on the basis of model form of agreement for conducting of professional practice of students.

      6. Passing of professional practice is obligatory from the second year of training in educational programs of the higher education. Contents and base of professional practice are defined according to a profile of specialty and contents of the educational program.

      7. Requirements of the present article do not extend to professional practice of students in military, express educational institutions.

      Footnote. Article 38 with amendments by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Article 39. Documents confirming education

      1. Educational organization, having the special status may issue the documents confirming education of own sample.

      1) documents on formation of the state exemplar;

      2) documents on formation of the independent organizations of education;

      3) documents on formation of characteristic exemplar.

      Documents on formation of the independent organizations of education and also the organizations of education at the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan are equated to documents on formation of the state exemplar.

      All types of documents on education contain protective marks.

      2. Availability of document confirming education of the state-recognized or own sample shall be the necessary condition for continuation study in the educational organizations of subsequent level.

      Note RCRI
      The following paragraph shall be enforced from 01.01.2017 till 01.01.2021 by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V.

      3. A certificate of established standard form shall be issued to the citizens, not completed education or not undergone the final attestation.

      1) the organizations of education having the license for occupation educational activities for general education training programs of the basic of secondary, general secondary education, educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary education and also the higher and postgraduate education in military, express educational institutions and which underwent the state certification;

      1-1) the international schools having the license for occupation educational activities for general education training programs of the basic of secondary, general secondary education, which underwent the state certification or accreditation in the order of the Republic of Kazakhstan established by the legislation if other is not provided by the international treaties ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      2) the organizations of education having the license for occupation educational activities for educational programs of the higher and postgraduate education, except for military, express educational institutions, and undergone the international accreditation in the foreign or national accreditation authorities which are full members of the international European networks on ensuring quality of education and entered in the register of authorized body in the field of education.

      Requirements to filling of documents on formation of the state exemplar are defined by authorized body in the field of education.

      4. Documents on formation of the independent organizations of education give the independent organizations of education.

      The form and requirements to filling of documents on formation of the independent organization of education are defined by the independent organization of education.

      5. Documents on formation of characteristic exemplar have the right to give out:

      1) the organizations of education having the special status;

      2) the organizations of education having the license for occupation educational activities for educational programs of the higher and postgraduate education.

      The form and requirements to filling of documents on formation of characteristic exemplar are defined by the organization of education.

      6. Not finished education or not passed a final assessment, the reference of the established exemplar is issued studying.

      7. The documents on education issued by the foreign organizations of education admit in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the basis of international treaties (agreements).

      In the absence of international treaties (agreements) nostrification of the documents on education received by citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the foreign organizations of education and issue of the corresponding certificates to them are carried out in the order determined by authorized body in the field of education.

      8. The documents on education issued by foreign higher educational institutions, scientific centers and laboratories to citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan – to owners of the international grant of Bolashak, admit the Republic of Kazakhstan without passing of procedures of recognition or nostrification.

      Footnote. Article 39 with amendments by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Chapter 6. SUBJECTS OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY

Article 40. Educational organizations

      1. Educational organizations shall be the legal entities, which implement one or several educational training programs and (or) ensure the content and education of students, pupils, irrespective of the form of ownership and status, individual entrepreneurs without legal education, implementing the programs of nursery education and training.

      2. A right to maintenance of educational activity shall occur in the educational organization:

      1) for subtypes of educational activity, requiring a licensing from the date of receipt of a license, unless otherwise provided by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and shall be terminated from the date of entering of court decision on termination of a license into legal force or recognition it as invalid in the manner established by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      2) for subtypes of educational activity, not requiring a licensing from the date of the state registration of legal entities;

      3) for subtypes of educational activity, for which a notification requirement is provided from the date of filing a notice and shall be terminated from the date of exclusion of educational organization from register of notifications in the manner established by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2-1. Educational organization shall be liquidated in a judicial procedure in the case of non-receipt of a license to the right of engaging in educational activity during six months from the date of the state registration as a legal entity.

      Validity of this period shall be suspended for the term of consideration of materials of educational organizations on receipt of a license for the right to engage in educational activity by the authorized body in the field of education.

      3. The status of educational organization (type, kind) shall be determined by its incorporators and shall be reflected in its charter in recognition of requirements of this Law, qualifying requirements upon licensing of educational activity, model rules of activity of educational organizations of relevant type, unless otherwise provided by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      4. Educational organizations depending on the implemented educational training programs may be the following types:

      1) preschool organization;

      2) general education organizations (primary, basic secondary, general secondary);

      3) technical and professional education;

      4)post-secondary education;

      5) higher education;

      6) higher and postgraduate education;

      7) specialized educational organizations;

      8) special educational organizations;

      9) educational organizations for the orphaned children and children, being left without parental care (legal representatives);

      10) organizations of additional education for children;

      11) organizations of additional adult education.

      Nomenclature of types of educational organizations shall be approved by the authorized body in the field of education.

      5. Medical educational organizations may operate only upon availability of clinical base, financing of which is carried out from the sources, not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Provision on clinical bases shall be approved by the authorized body in the field of health care service.

      Footnote. Article 40 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.01.2011 No. 395-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV(shall be enforced from 30.01.2012); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication); dated 21.07.2015 № 337-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Article 40-1. Special status of a higher educational institution

      The higher educational institution having the special status has the right:

      1) to develop and realize programs of a bachelor degree, a magistracy and doctoral studies;

      2) to define rules of the current, intermediate and final assessment according to the state obligatory standard of education;

      3) to establish a ratio of students to the faculty within the norms established in paragraph 8 of article 52 of the present Law;

      4) to establish qualification characteristics of positions of pedagogical workers and the persons equated to them;

      5) to approve a form of the contract of rendering educational services;

      6) to carry out educational activity on the basis of self-contained developed standards of an academic load, forms and the amount of compensation

      Footnote. Chapter 6 with amendment by the article 40-1 according to the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Article 41. Charter of educational organization

      1. Charter of educational organization, except for the requirements, provided by the civil legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall contain:

      1) the list of the realized educational training programs;

      2) procedure of admission to the educational organization;

      3) procedure of organization of educational process (as well as the language (languages) of tuition and education, training mode of students, pupils);

      4) monitoring system of knowledge, intermediate and final evaluation of students, forms and procedure of their conducting;

      4-1) grounds and procedure of expel of students, pupils;

      5) the list and procedure of provision of paid services;

      6) procedure of formation of relations of educational organization with students, pupils and (or) parents and other legal representatives.

      2. Charter of educational organization may contain other provisions, relating to its activity and not contradicted to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      3. Charter of educational organization shall be approved in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Footnote. Article 41 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Article 42. Creation, reorganization and liquidation of educational organization

      1. Creation, reorganization and liquidation of educational organization shall be carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. In the case of termination of a license or liquidation of educational organization, its incorporator (incorporators) shall take measures of transfer of students for continuation study to the other educational organizations.

      Footnote. Article 42 with amendments by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Article 43. Competence of educational organizations

      1. Educational organizations are independent in implementation of educational process, recruitment and appointment of personnel, scientific, financial and economic and other activity within the model rules of activity of educational organizations of relevant type and charters of educational organizations, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. Educational organizations shall publicly carry out its activity; inform society on educational, scientific and research, financial activity.

      3. Competence of educational organizations shall contain the following functions:

      1) development and approval of rules of internal regulations;

      2) elaboration and approval of working curriculums and working training programs;

      2-1) elaboration and approval of educational training programs with reduced period of study;

      2-2) annual informing parents and other lawful representatives, students and pupils until the end of the current academic year about the list:

      textbooks and educational and methodical complexes, grants and other padding literature, including on the electronic media offered to use forthcoming academic year;

      the training materials used forthcoming academic year;

      3) formation of contingent of students, pupils in accordance with license for the right to maintenance of educational activity, unless otherwise provided by this Law and model rules of admission;

      4) introduction of the new technologies, as well as credit method of education and distant educational technologies;

      5) conducting of current control of progress, intermediate and final attestation of students, except for the common national testing and award by professions (specialties) of technical and service work;

      6) establishment of official salaries (rates), extra payments, premiums and other incentive payments to the employees in the state educational organizations within their own financial means in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      7) ensuring of continuing education and retraining of staff in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      8) logistical support, equipment and facility of educational organization;

      9) provision of goods (works, services) on a paid basis in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      10) attraction of additional sources of financial and means for carrying out of charter activity in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      11) provision the students with meals and medical service, safety implementation and health promotion of students, pupils;

      11-1) providing with health service of students and pupils of the educational organizations, except for the organizations of secondary education which are not related to the residential organizations;

      11-2) ensuring protection and strengthening of health of students and pupils;

      11-3) ensuring access by the student, to pupils to the Internet with use of services of the telecom operators intended for restriction of access for children to information doing harm to their health and development;

      12) ensuring of timely provision of privileges and types of material security, provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the separate categories of students, pupils;

      13) ensuring of housing conditions and residence of students and pupils not below than established regulations;

      14) assistance of activity of bodies of social self-government, public associations;

      15) presentation of financial statements in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      16) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      17) award to the students in higher education institutions of academic degree “bachelor” and “master”;

      18) introduction of modern forms of professional training of staff.

      4. Excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      5. Excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      6. The educational and improving organizations of education created according to the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan:

      1) realize general education training and educational programs;

      2) carry out complex-valued measures on the organization of improvement, rest of children, including children to whom there is an address social help according to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      3) create conditions for development of general education training programs during improvement, rest of children;

      4) provide medical care of students;

      5) elaborate the innovative pedagogical methods and technologies providing intellectual and moral development;

      6) elaborate and publish textbooks, educational and methodical complexes, scientific and methodical grants and recommendations, including electronic and also periodic and serial editions in the field of moral and spiritual development;

      7) carry out retraining and professional development of pedagogical workers in the field of moral and spiritual development;

      8) conduct scientific research concerning moral and spiritual development.

      Footnote. Article 43 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.02.2012 No. 553-IV(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 21.05.2013 No. 93-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 22.12.2016 № 29-VI (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2017); dated 30.06.2017 № 80-VI (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 28.12.2017 № 128-VI (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 44. Management of educational organizations

      1. Management of educational organization shall be carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, model rules of activity of educational organizations of relevant type and charter of educational organization on the principles of individual responsibility and collegiality.

      2. Direct management of educational organization shall carry out its head.

      3. Head of educational organization shall be appointed to a post and released from office in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, except for the chief executive officers of separate state higher education institutions, procedure of appointment and dismissal of which is determined by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      The list of the state higher education institutions, chief executive officers of which are appointed and dismissed by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, shall be approved by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      The head of the state organization of education realizing general education training programs of preschool, secondary education and educational programs of additional education in legal form of public institution is appointed to a position on a competitive basis.

      4. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      5. The head of the state educational organization shall undergo attestation once every three years in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Procedure of undergoing of attestation of chief executive officers of separate state higher education institutions, which are appointed and dismissed by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be determined by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      6. The head of the state educational organization (except for the medical and pharmaceutic educational organizations) in coordination with the body of the state management shall appoint and dismiss from the post of accounting manager.

      7. To the heads of the state educational organizations combination of their positions with other executive posts (except for the scientific, scientific and methodological guidance) inside or outside of the educational organizations shall be prohibited.

      8. Official duties of the heads of the state educational organizations may not be executed pluralistically.

      9. Collegial bodies of management shall be created in the educational organizations.

      The forms of collective leadership of educational organization may be a council (academic council) educational organization, school boards, pedagogical, methodical (educational-methodical, scientific and methodological) councils and other forms, model rules of organization of work of which, including procedure of their election is approved by the authorized body in the field of education.

      9-1. The representative of National chamber of businessmen of the Republic of Kazakhstan enters into the structure of collegial body of management of the state organization of technical and professional education in coordination.

      10. This Article shall be distributed to the educational organization, created in the legal form of organization of the state enterprise on the right of economic management with supervisory board, in a part, not contradicted to the provisions, established by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the state-owned property”.

      Footnote. Article 44 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 01.03.2011 No. 414-IV (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 04.07.2013 No. 130-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 21.07.2015 № 337-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Article 45. Labour relations and responsibility of the head of educational organization

      1. Labour relations of employee and educational organization shall be regulated by the labour legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Substitution of positions of scientific and pedagogical employees (higher-education teaching personnel and scientific workers) in the higher education institutions shall be carried out on a competitive basis.

      2. Procedure of appointment to the posts and labour relations of heads and higher-education teaching personnel of educational organizations, learning time of citizens full-time departments of which is equated to performing of military service, shall be determined by the bodies of the state management in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      3. The head of educational organization shall bear responsibility in the manner established by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan for:

      1) violation of rights and freedoms of students, pupils, employees of educational organization;

      2) non-fulfilment of functions, referred to its competence;

      3) violation of requirements of the state obligatory standard of education;

      4) life and health of students, pupils and employees of educational organizations during educational process;

      5) the state of financial and economic activity, as well as unauthorized use of material and monetary means;

      6) other violations of requirements, provided in the regulatory legal acts and conditions of labour agreement.

      Footnote. Article 45 with the amendments by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Article 45-1. Social partnership in the field of professional education

      1. Social partnership in the field of professional education is oriented to the improvement of adequacy of results of activity of educational system, approaching of the level of personnel training to the needs of branch of economy and employers, strengthening of relations of education with production, attraction of additional sources of financing including the means of employees on the basis of governmetal-private partnership.

      2. The basic directions of interrelation of partners in the field of professional education shall be:

      1) participation of employers in the development of the state obligatory standards of education, model curriculums and programs;

      2) organization of professional practice of students with the use of technological base of enterprises, internship of teachers of special disciplines and specialists;

      2-1) assistance in granting jobs by the organizations for practical training by students in the organizations of education realizing educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary education;

      3) development of interaction of parties on issues of training of specialists and assistance of their employment;

      4) attraction the specialists, having experience of professional activity in the relevant branches of economy to the teaching process;

      5) participation in organization of quality control of professional education and assessment of professional degree of training of students;

      6) attraction of financial means of employers for the development of educational organizations.

      3. Social partnership shall be carried out by interaction of parties by creation of commission on:

      1) republican level;

      2) regional (regional, city, district) level.

      4. Model regulations and procedure of activity of commissions on social partnership in the field of professional and technical education shall be approved by the authorized body in the field of education.

      Footnote. Chapter 6 is supplemented by Article 45-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 04.07.2013 No. 130-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Article 46. Associations in the educational system

      The interests of subjects of educational activity in the educational system may represent their associations, created and existed in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 47. Rights, obligations and responsibility of students and pupils

      1. Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, foreigners and persons without citizenship, permanently residing in the Republic of Kazakhstan, shall have a right to choose educational organizations and forms of obtainment education in accordance with entrance conditions.

      2. Persons, obtaining education, are the students and pupils.

      Pupils, cadets, students, candidates for a master's degree, adjuncts, interns, military students, listeners and candidates for a doctor's degree shall be referred to the students.

      Persons, studying and bringing up in preschool, boarding school organizations shall be referred to the pupils.

      3. Students and pupils shall have a right to:

      1) obtainment of quality education in accordance with the state obligatory standards of education;

      2)education within the state obligatory standards of education on individual curriculums, reduced educational training programs by the decision of the council of educational organization;

      3) choice of alternative courses in accordance with the training programs;

      4) obtainment of additional educational services, knowledge according to their aptitudes and needs on a paid basis;

      5) participation in management of educational organization;

      6) reinstatement and transfer from one educational institution to another, from one specialty to another, from paid basis to education on the state educational order or from one educational form to another;

      7) free use of informational resources in the organizations of education, including in an available form for disabled people, children with restricted opportunities, providing with the textbooks, educational and methodical complexes and educational and methodical grants including made for disabled people, children with restricted opportunities;

      8) free use of sporting, reading, school halls, computer classrooms and libraries;

      9) information acquisition on provision in the scope of employment of population in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      10) free expression of personal opinion and convictions;

      11) respect of its human dignity;

      12) encourage and reward for success in education, scientific and creative activity.

      4. Students and pupils of all educational organizations of full-time course of study, irrespective of their form of ownership and departmental affiliation, shall have a right to:

      1) travel privilege by public transport (except for the taxis) by the decision of local representative bodies;

      2) study alongside employment in their free time from study;

      3) occupational deferment into military service in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      5. Academic leave may be provided to the student on medical evidences and in other exceptional cases.

      6. Citizens, graduated educational organizations irrespective of their form of ownership, shall have equal rights upon entrance to the educational organization of following level.

      6-1.Excluded by the law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.04.2016 № 501-V (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2017)
      6-2. Excluded by the law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.04.2016 № 501-V (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2017)

      7. The state grant may be paid to the students, interns, candidates for a master's degree, candidates for a doctor's degree, listener of residency, listeners of preparatory departments of higher education institutions, students in the educational organizations on the state order on full-time course of study (except for the students of vocational schools). Rules of appointment and payment of the state grant, as well as its amounts shall be approved by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      The state scholarship shall be paid to the most gifted candidates for a master's degree of higher education institutions and students of higher education institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan on full-time course of study on the basis of decisions of academic councils of higher education institutions.

      Persons having sight and hearing disabilities, orphaned children and children, being left without parental care and being under the wardship (guardianship), as well as students and candidate for a master's degree, having on the results of regular intermediate attestation of students only the marks “five”, shall have a right to reception of enhanced state grant, the amount of which is determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Scholarships, approved by the individuals and legal entities shall be appointed to the students on full-time course of study in the organizations of technical and professional, post-secondary, higher and postgraduate education.

      The amounts of scholarships and procedure of their payment shall be determined by the bodies and persons, established them.

      8. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      9. Students, being admitted to the study in accordance with the state educational order, shall be provided with the places of educational organizations in the dormitory in the manner established by them.

      10. Diversion of students and pupils from the educational process is not allowed.

      11. Orphaned children and children, being left without parental care, students and (or) pupils in the educational organizations for the orphaned children and children, being left without parental care, shall be alimented on the full social security.

      12. Other privileges shall be provided to the separate categories of students and pupils in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      13. Students shall have a right to the travel privilege in the period of winter and summer vacations on interurban railway and motor transport (except for the taxi) on the basis of the state educational order in the educational organizations of technical and professional, post-secondary and higher education.

      14. Students and pupils shall be obliged to acquire the knowledge, skills, practical skills and competences in accordance with the requirements of the state obligatory standards of education, observe rules of internal regulations, carry out other requirements, provided by the charter of educational organization and agreements on provision of educational services.

      15. Students and pupils shall be obliged to be careful of own health, intent to the spiritual and physical improvement.

      15-1. Students of secondary educational organizations shall be obliged to observe the dress code, established in the educational organization.

      Students in other educational organization shall be obliged to observe the dress code, established in the educational organization.

      16. Students and pupils shall be obliged to respect honour and dignity of teaching employee, traditions of educational education, in which they are trained.

      17. Citizens from the number of rural youth, being admitted to the study on pedagogical, medical and veterinary specialties within the quota, established by the subparagraph 3) of paragraph 8 of Article 26 of this Law, shall be obliged to work accordingly in the state educational organizations, state medical organizations, subdivisions of the state bodies, carrying out activity in the field of veterinary, or in the state veterinary organizations, located in the countryside, not less than three years after graduation of the higher education institution.

      The citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan who entered on pedagogical and medical specialties on the basis of the state educational order are obliged to work in the state organizations of education and the state organizations of health care not less than three years after the termination of a higher educational institution.

      Citizens, learning on pedagogical and medical specialties on the basis of the state educational order shall be obliged to work in the state educational organizations and state medical organizations in the manner determined by the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Citizens, being admitted to the study in the doctorate on the program of doctor of philosophy (PhD) on the basis of the state educational order, shall be obliged to work in the higher education institutions or scientific organizations not less than three years after completion of education.

      Ensuring monitoring and control of observance of performing duties on summer internship and compensation of expenses of budget funds by the persons, specified in this paragraph, in the case of not working shall be imposed to the attorney agent of the authorized body in the field of education.

      The citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan from among rural youth who entered within the quota established by subparagraph 6) of paragraph 8 of article 26 of the present Law for training in pedagogical, technical and agricultural specialties are obliged to work in the region in the place of tutoring not less than three years after the termination of a higher educational institution.

      17-1. A right to the priority job placement in the state educational organizations and state medical organizations shall have a right:

      1) persons, spouses of which live, work or serve in the inhabited localities, provided a vacancy or neighboring inhabited locality;

      2) persons, who have one or both of the parents shall be the disabled persons of I and II group, as well as persons, being guardian and trustees, permanently residing in the inhabited locality, provided a vacancy.

      17-2. Releasing from duties on summer internship, provided by paragraph 17 of this Article shall be provided by the decision of the commission on personal placement of young professionals to the following categories of youth professionals:

      1) persons in the absence of vacancy in the inhabited locality or in the neighboring inhabited locality on the place of residence, work or service of spouse (spouse);

      2) disabled persons of I and II group;

      3) persons, being admitted for further study to the Master’s degree program, residency, doctorate;

      4) pregnant women, persons, having, as well as independently bringing up a child (children) in the age of three years.

      17-3. Termination of obligation on summer internship, provided by paragraph 17 of this Article, without compensation of expenses, incurred by the budget funds related with the training shall occur:

      1) in connection with discharge of duties on summer internship;

      2) in connection with the death of the student (young professional), approved by the relevant documents;

      3) in the case of establishment of disability of I and II group during the term of summer internship;

      4) in connection with releasing from duties on summer internship in the cases, provided by paragraph 17-2 of this Article.

      17-4. For breach of duties on summer internship, provided by paragraph 17 of this Article, youth profession shall reimburse for expenses, incurred at the expense of the budget funds in connection with its training, except for the cases, provided by paragraph 17-2 of this Article, to the budget.

      17-5. On requirements of the attorney of the agent of authorized body in the field of education on reimbursement of budgetary funds in case of non-execution by young specialists of an obligation for the working off provided by paragraph 17 of the present article, the limitation period does not extend

      18. Measures of disciplinary influence, provided by the rules of internal regulation and charter of educational organization, or other measures, provided by the agreement on provision of educational services may be taken by the students, pupils to them for breach of duties.

      Footnote. Article 47 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.01.2011 No. 395-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 09.01.2012 No. 535-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 21.07.2015 № 337-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (an order of enforcement see article 2); dated 24.11.2015 № 421-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.12.2015 № 433-V (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2016); dated 09.04.2016 № 501-V (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2017);

Article 48. Health protection of students, pupils

      1. Implementation of essential measures on prevention of diseases, health promotion, physical improvement, formation of healthy lifestyle of students, pupils shall be provided in the educational organizations.

      2. Teaching loads, mode of classes of students, pupils shall be determined by the provisions, approved by the educational organizations, prepared on the basis of the state obligatory standards of education, sanitation-and-epidemiological rules and regulations, curriculums and recommendations of bodies of health care service and education.

      3. Organization of the system of health care service shall carry out the systematic monitoring of state of health of students, pupils, and their medical service. Educational organization shall provide the premises for the medical centers.

      In order of health care maintaining of students, pupils of educational organization shall have a right to create the structural subdivisions, providing the medical service of students and pupils.

      3-1. Delivery of health care to the students of the organizations of secondary education which are not falling into to the residential organizations is provided by the organizations of primary health care according to the rules approved by authorized body in the field of health care.

      4. Teaching employees of organizations of preschool, primary, basic secondary, general secondary, technical and professional, post-secondary education shall be obliged to annually attend a free medical supervision in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      5. Class times in the educational organizations shall provide break of sufficient duration to nutrition and active rest of students and pupils.

      Conditions for arrangements for feeding of students shall be created in the educational organizations. Quality control for nutrition shall be imposed on the bodies of health care services.

      6. Responsibility for creation of healthy and safe environment of learning, upbringing, labour and rest in the educational organizations shall be imposed on their heads.

      Footnote. Article 48 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 22.12.2016 № 29-VI (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2017);

Article 49. Rights and obligations of parents and other legal representatives

      1. Parents and other legal representatives of minor children shall have a right to:

      1) choose the educational organization in recognition of wish, personal habit and characteristics of child;

      2) participate in the work of bodies of management of educational organization through the parents' committees;

      3) acquire information from the educational organizations regarding a progress, behavior and learning environment of their children;

      4) receive a counselling assistance on the problems of education and upbringing of their children in the psychological, medical and pedagogical counselling;

      5) reception of additional services by their children on the contractual basis.

      2. Parents and other legal representatives shall be obliged to:

      1) create for the children a healthy and safe environment to live and study, provide development of their intellectual and physical powers, moral formation;

      2) ensure the preschool training with further placement of children to the general education schools;

      3) execute the rules, determined by the charter of educational organization;

      4) ensure attendance schools by the children in the educational institution;

      5) to respect honor and dignity of employees of the organizations of education;

      6) to fulfill the requirements imposed to an obligatory school uniform, established by authorized body in the field of education;

      7) to keep the dress code established in the organization of education.

      Footnote. Article 49 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Chapter 7. STATUS OF TEACHING EMPLOYEE

Article 50. Status of teaching employee

      1. Persons, engaged in educational work, linked with education and upbringing of students in the educational organizations, as well as in the other organizations, implementing educational programs shall be referred to the teaching employees.

      Teaching employees of the state educational organizations created in the organization-rifgt form of the state and private organizations shall be the civil servants (except for the employees and military of special educational institutions who have military or special position).

      2. The state shall recognize the special status of teaching employees in the society and create conditions for carrying out of professional activity.

      Footnote. Article 50 with amendments by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.07.2017 № 84-VI (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Article 51. Rights, obligations and responsibility of teaching employee

      1. Persons, having special pedagogical or professional education in the appropriate field shall be admitted to the engagement in educational work

      Persons are not allowed to work in the organizations of education:

      1) the having medical contraindications;

      2) staying on the registry in a psychiatric and (or) narcological clinic;

      3) on the basis of the restrictions provided by the Labour code of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. Teaching employee shall have a right to:

      1) engage in educational work with ensuring of conditions for the professional activity;

      2) engage in scientific and research, experimental work, introduction of new methods and technologies to the teaching practice;

      3) individual teaching work;

      4) free choice of methods and forms of organization of educational work upon conditions of compliance with the requirements of the state obligatory standard of relevant level of education;

      5) participation in the work of collegial bodies of management of educational organization;

      6) continuing education at least once every five years, no more than four months;

      7) early attestation in order to increase a category;

      8) moral and material reward for the success in the educational work in the form of state rewards honorary ranks, premiums and scholarships;

      9) protection of their professional honour and dignity;

      10) occupational deferment into military service;

      11) sabbatical leave to engage in scientific work with preservation of experience in teaching;

      12) appeal of orders and instructions of administration of educational organization.

      13) respect of honor and advantage from students, pupils and their parents or other lawful representatives.

      3. Teaching employee shall be obliged to:

      1) have relevant theoretical and practical knowledge and skills of teaching in the field of their professional competence;

      2) ensure the quality of provided educational services in accordance with the requirements of the state obligatory standards of education;

      3) bring up the students in the spirit of rectitude, respect for parents, ethno-cultural values, attitude of care to the world around them;

      4) elobarate the life skills, competence, independence, creativity of students;

      5) permanently improve its professional skill, intellectual, creative and general scientific level;

      6) undergo attestation at least once in five years;

      7) observe the regulations of pedagogical ethics;

      8) respect the honour and dignity of students, pupils and their parents or other legal representatives;

      9) to immediately inform law enforcement agencies on the facts of the criminal offenses committed by students, including concerning students, or the known facts of commission of such offenses which became to them outside the organization of education;

      10) within one working day from the moment of identification of the child who is in a difficult life situation to inform bodies of a system of prevention of offenses, neglects and homelessnesses among minors.

      For violation of duties and commission of the offense discrediting a rank of the pedagogical worker, the pedagogical worker can be made responsible, the Republic of Kazakhstan established by laws.

      4. Involvement of pedagogical workers to types of the works which are not connected with performance of the professional duties by them except for the cases provided by laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan is not allowed.

      5. Pedagogical workers are forbidden to use educational process for political propaganda, religious promotion or for motivation of students to the actions contradicting the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Footnote. Article 51 in edition of the Law of the Republic ofKazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V (shall be enforced upon ten calendar days after day of its first official publication); with the amendments by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhsan dated 09.04.2016 No. 501-V ( shall be enforced uponten calendar days after day of its first official publication).

Article 52. The system of payment for labour of employees of educational organization

      1. The system of payment for labour of employees of the state educational organizations shall be determined in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Payment for labour of private educational organizations shall be determined by their incorporators or persons, authorized to that, in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. The rules of calculation of salary of employees of the state educational organizations, financed at the expense of the budget funds, shall be approved by the authorized body in the field of education in coordination with the authorized body in the field of labour.

      3. Official salaries of teaching employees of the state institutions and public enterprises of education, extra payments and premiums, as well as other incentive payments shall be determined by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      4. Extra payments for the work in the rural localities, classroom management, check of exercise books, written works, management of educational cabinets, profound teaching of subjects, work in the regime of experiment, working with children with disabilities and other payments in the manner established by the legislation of the republic of Kazakhstan, shall be disbursed to the employees of educational organizations.

      5. Official salaries of higher-education teaching personnel and executive employee of the state higher education institutions, having a special status shall be determined in recognition of multiplying factor.

      6. Extra payment upon availability of relevant diploma shall be established to the teaching employees of the state educational organizations on primary employment:

      for the degree of doctor of philosophy (PhD) and doctor on the profile in the amount of one monthly minimum wage;

      for the degree of candidate of science in the amount of one monthly minimum wage and doctor of science in the amount of two monthly minimum wage.

      7. Regulatory teaching loads per week for calculating of monthly salary of teaching employees, directly implementing educational process in the state educational organizations, shall be established:

      1) 18 hours:

      for organization of primary, basic secondary, general secondary, technical and professional, post-secondary education;

      for organization of additional education of students and pupils;

      for the specialized and special educational organizations;

      2) 24 hours:

      for the preschool organizations and preschool groups of nursery education and training and preschool classes of educational organizations;

      for the children's and youth sports educational organizations;

      3) 30 hours for the educators of boarding school organizations, rest camps, residence halls of organizations of technical and professional, post-secondary education;

      4) 25 hours for the educators of special educational organizations and educational organizations for the orphaned children and children, being left without parental care.

      Duration of working time of employees of educational organizations, for which a regulatory teaching loads is not established, shall be established in accordance with the labour legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Annual teaching loads of higher-education teaching personnel of higher education institutions shall be established within the annual standard working time and approved by the head of higher education institution on the basis of decision of academic council.

      8. Total number of higher-education teaching personnel of the state higher education institutions upon determination of the state educational order shall be calculated on the basis of average relationship of:

      1) students and teachers (average number of students per one teacher) accordingly:

      8:1 – for full-time course of study (for the medical higher education institution – 6:1);

      16:1 – for evening tuition;

      32:1 - part-time education;

      2) candidates for a master's degree and teachers – 4:1;

      3) candidates for a doctor's degree and teachers – 3:1.

      4) residents and teachers 2,5:1

      5) listeners 6:1

      Norms mentioned in the first part of the presnt paragraph are not spread on the military , special educational organizations

      Footnote. Article 52 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Article 53. Social guarantees

      1. Teaching employees shall have the social guarantees to:

      1) dwelling place, as well as housing and (or) residence hall, in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      2) annually paid labour leave with duration of 56 calendar days for the teaching employees and persons of organizations of secondary, general, technical and professional, post-secondary, higher and postgraduate education, equated to them; 42 calendar days – for the teaching employees of organizations of education and methodological support, preschool and additional education;

      2. To the teaching employees of education, working in the rural localities, by the decision of local executive bodies shall be:

      1) established enhanced salary at least twenty five percent and rate tariffs in comparison with the rates of teaching employees, engage in educational work in an urban setting;

      2) simultaneously paid a monetary compensation to cover expenses for public services and purchase of fuel for accommodation heating at the expense of budget funds in the amounts, established by the decision of local executive bodies;

      3) (Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.12.2008 No. 111-IV (shall be enforced from 01.01.2009).

      2-1. Additional measures of social support, provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be provided to the teaching employees of education, working in the rural localities.

      2-2. Feeds, land plots for grazing of livestock and haying shall be provided by the decision of local representative and executive bodies to the teaching employees, working in the rural localities, having a livestock in private ownership.

      3. To the teaching employees of educational organization shall be annually paid at the expense of relevant budget:

      1) benefit for health improvement once in a calendar year upon provision them of a regular labour leave in the amount, determined by the labour legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the state educational organizations;

      2) holder of the title “Best University teacher” – the state grant in the amount of 2000-fold of monthly calculation index, direction of expenditure of which is determined by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      3) holder of the title “Best teacher” – reward in the amount of 1000-fold of monthly calculation index.

      Footnote. Article 53 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.12.2008 No. 111-IV (shall be enforced from 01.01.2009); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Chapter 8. STATE REGULATION IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION

Article 54. Objectives and forms of the state regulation in the field of education

      1. The state regulation in the field of education is directed to creation of conditions, providing enforcement of the constitutional rights to education, and ensuring of high quality of educational services, provided by the educational organizations.

      2. The state regulation in the field of education shall be carried out by legal support, education quality management, standardization, conducting of control.

Article 55. Quality management of education

      1. Quality management of education is directed to realization of the state policy in the field of education and shall include the state and institutional structure, constituting the unified national system of quality evaluation of education, rationality of application of funds, allocated to financing of education and generally effectiveness of performance of system of education.

      2. Quality management of education shall be carried out by making of management decisions at all levels on the basis of results of educational monitoring.

      3. Educational monitoring shall be carried out by use of complex of statistical and analytical estimated figures for external and internal quality evaluation of educational system.

      4. External evaluation of educational achievements is the one of the types irrespective of educational organizations of monitoring of quality of training.

      External evaluation of educational achievements shall be carried out in order of quality evaluation of educational services and level determination of learning of educational training programs of basic secondary, general secondary education and volume of educational subjects, provided by the state obligatory standards of education of higher education, by the students.

      5. External evaluation of educational achievements shall be conducted after completion of basic secondary, general secondary and higher education except higher medical and pharmaceptical education:

      1) at elementary school – selectively for the purpose of monitoring of educational achievements;

      2) at the main school – selectively for the purpose of monitoring of educational achievements and assessment of effectiveness of the organization of educational process;

      3) at the common high school – for the purpose of estimation of level of educational achievements;

      4) in the higher education – selectively for the purpose of monitoring of development of the training program in the directions of tutoring.

      6. The list of organizations of basic secondary, general secondary education and specialties of higher education, on which the external evaluation of educational achievements is conducted, shall be determined by the authorized body in the field of education.

      7. The organization which is carrying out a complex of actions for carrying out external estimation of quality of educational services:

      1) elaborates and introduces tasks of complex testing for the persons coming to the organizations of education realizing educational programs of the higher education;

      2) elaboratess and introduces technologies of quality control of educational process, models of competitive formation of the contingent of students in the organizations of education;

      3) conducts scientific and methodical researches on the theory and methodology of testing of measurement of quality of education and its compliance to requirements of the state obligatory standards of education.

      Footnote. Article 55 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

Article 56. The state obligatory standards of education

      1. Obligatory standards of education, determining a set of general requirements for each level of education shall be established in the Republic of Kazakhstan:

      1) the content of education;

      2) maximum volume of teaching loads of students and pupils;

      3) level of training of students;

      4)period of studing.

      2.The state obligatory standards of relevant levels of education are obligatory for all educational organizations irrespective of their form of ownership, types and kinds.

      3. The state obligatory standards of education are developed taking into account inclusive education.

      Footnote. Article 56 with amendments by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.12.2015 № 433-V (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2016);

Article 57. Licensing of educational activity

      Footnote. Article 57 in edition of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. Educational activity of legal entities (hereinafter – licentiate) shall subject to licensing in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on licensing.

      2. Licensing of educational activity of legal entities, implementing educational training programs of technical and professional, post-secondary education shall be carried out on qualifications in accordance with classifiers of professions of technical and professional post-secondary education.

      Licensing of educational activity of legal entities, implementing educational training programs of higher and postgraduate study shall be carried out by professions in accordance with classifiers of professions of higher and postgraduate study.

      Upon that the reference number, name, term of apprenticeship by professions or qualification shall be specified in the annexes to the license.

      3.A licenser shall create consultative and advisory body for collegial and public examination of issues of issuance of license, re-licensing in connection with reorganization of educational organization.

      4. Action of the license and (or) annex to the license for occupation educational activity is limited to administrative and territorial unit limits in a place of registration of the licensee (according to a legal address), except for the licensee who is carrying out educational activity through the branches having the status of the international schools.

      4-1. The branches of non-profit organizations having the status of the international schools having the right to carry out the educational activity which is subject to licensing on the basis of the license and (or) the annex to the license for occupation educational activity, the granted this non-profit organization.

      5. The licensor has the right to suspend the license for occupation educational activity for a period of up to six months in the order provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on administrative offenses.

      During suspension of action of the license for occupation educational activity the licensee provides continuation of teaching and educational process and elimination of the violations which entailed suspension of action of the license for occupation educational activity.

      6. In case of reorganization of the organization of education by change of its look the license and (or) the annex to the license for occupation which are available for it educational activity are subject to renewal in case of confirmation of compliance of again resulted reorganization of the organization of education to the qualification requirements imposed when licensing educational activity.

      In case of reorganization of the organizations of education financed by budget funds, the licensor carries out an inspection of compliance to the reorganized organization of education to the qualification requirements imposed when licensing educational activity before carrying out reorganization.

      After carrying out reorganization the licensee submits the application for renewal of the license and (or) the annex to the license for occupation educational activity, and the licensor grants the license and (or) the annex to the license for occupation educational activity on the basis of the inspection which is carried out earlier by the licensor on compliance to the qualification requirements imposed when licensing educational activity.

      For renewal of the license and (or) the annex to the license for occupation educational activity the licensee submits the application in the form approved by authorized body in the fields of education, the document confirming payment of licensing fee and also:

      1) copies of the documents containing information on changes, which formed the basis for renewal of the license and (or) the annex to it;

      2) data and documents on compliance to the qualification requirements imposed when licensing educational activity.

      The licensor refuses renewal of the license and (or) annex to the license for occupation educational activities for the basis provided by the present point in a case:

      1) non-presentation or the inadequate paperwork specified regarding the fourth the present point;

      2) discrepancies of the applicant to the qualification requirements imposed when licensing educational activity.

      The license and (or) the annex to the license for occupation are renewed by educational activity within thirty calendar days from the date of submission of the statement with the relevant documents.

      Before renewal of the license and (or) the annex to the license for occupation educational activity the licensee carries out activity on the basis of the license which is subject to renewal.

      Footnote. Article 57 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication); dated 27.07.2015 № 337-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 57-1. Notification on commencement or termination of carrying out of activity in the scope of nursery education and training

      1.An activity of educational organization, implementing the programs of nursery education and training shall be carried out in a notification requirement in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on permissions and notifications.

      2. Reception of notifications on commencement or termination of carrying out of activity in the scope of nursery education and training shall be carried out by the authorized body in the field of education.

      Footnote. Chapter 8 is supplemented by Article 57-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication); with the amendments by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 58. Accreditation of educational organizations

      Footnote. Article 58 is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 59. The state control in the educational system

      1. The state control in the educational system is directed to ensure the right to education by the state and observance by the legal entities, as well as individual entrepreneurs without legal education, implementing educational training programs, compliance of educational activity, carrying out by them, to the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of education and legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on permissions and notifications and shall be carried out by the authorized body in the field of education, local executive bodies within their competence.

      2. The objects of the state control in the educational system shall be:

      1) educational activity of legal entities, implementing educational training programs;

      2) level of learning of relevant educational training programs by the students.

      3. Basic types of the state control shall be:

      1) the state attestation of educational organizations;

      2) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);

      3) control of observance of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on education and qualified requirements, specified to the educational activity.

      4. The state attestation of educational organizations irrespective of departmental affiliation and forms of ownership shall be conducted routinely once in five years by the state bodies of management in accordance with their competence.

      Note RCPI!
      The following edition of the second part of 4 paragraph shall be enforced from 01.01.2017 till 01.01.2020 by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V.

      For the organizations of education implementing educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary education and also the higher and postgraduate education in military, special educational institutions, the state certification is carried out also on specialties.

      Note RTsPI!
      The changes made to a part by a third of Paragraph 4 work till 01.01.2020 with the Law RK of 13.11.2015 No. 398-V.

      Educational organization, passing institutional and specialized accreditation in the accreditation bodies, introduced in the register of accreditation bodies, accredited by the educational organizations and educational training programs shall be exempt from the procedure of the state attestation on accredited educational training programs (specialties) for the term of accreditation, but not more than 5 years.

      The state attestation of organizations of medical and pharmaceutical education shall be carried out by the authorized body in the field of health care service.

      First state attestation shall be conducted in the newly created:

      1) educational organizations, implementing general education training programs of primary, basic secondary, general secondary education, after four years;

      Note RCLI!
      This edition of Subparagraph 2) works from 01.01.2017 till 01.01.2020 by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 No. 398-V.

      2) the organizations of education implementing educational programs of technical and professional, postsecondary, higher and postgraduate education in military, special educational institutions not later than a year of the first release of experts;

      3) preschool organizations and organizations of additional education after three years.

      4-1. Educational organization, subject to the state attestation, shall conduct self-evaluation and represent materials of self-evaluation to the state management bodies of education.

      5. Attestation of the branches of foreign educational organizations and international educational organizations shall be carried out in accordance with this Law, unless otherwise established by the international treaties, ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      6. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).
      7. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      8. Control of observance of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on education and on permissions and notifications by the educational organizations shall be carried out in the form of verifications and other forms.

      8-1. At suspension of action of the license for occupation educational activity the licensee has the right to finish academic year of training with issue of the document on education.

      8-2. At suspension of action of the license for occupation educational activity the licensee has no right:

      1) participate in a competition to placement of the state educational order;

      2) to make actions with the license and (or) the annex to the license for occupation educational activity (the termination, renewal, obtaining new annexes to the suspended license for occupation educational activity);

      3) to carry out reception on training.

      8-3. Upon suspension of activity of educational organizations, carrying out an activity in a notification requirement, educational organization shall not have a right to:

      1) participate in a competition to placement of the state educational order;

      2) carry out an activity until the violations are eliminated and activity is resumed by the authorized body in the field of education.

      8-4. Educational organization, implementing educational programs of nursery education and training, carrying out an activity in a notification requirement shall subject to the verification in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the state control and supervision in the Republic of Kazakhstan”.

      An authorized body in the field of education shall have a right to suspend an activity of educational organizations, carrying out an activity in a notification requirement in the manner provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on administrative infractions.

      Upon non-elimination of violations, identified in the result of verification and (or) state attestation by the subjects, providing services on nursery education and training, an authorized body in the field of education shall exclude an educational organization from the register of notifications on commencement or termination of carrying out of activity on nursery education and training.

      9-10. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 17.07.2009 No. 188 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

      11. International and foreign educational organizations and their branches, created in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be verified in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      12-16. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 17.07.2009 No. 188 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).
      Footnote. Article 59 as amended by the Laws of the republic of Kazakhstan dated 17.07.2009 No. 188 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 06.01.2011 No. 378-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from 30.01.2012); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication); dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced dated 01.01.2016); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 60. Rights and obligations of civil servants, carrying out the state control

      1. Civil servants, carrying out the state control in the field of education, shall have necessary qualification and undergo appropriate training in the system of additional education at least once every five years.

      2. Civil servants, carrying out the state control in the field of education shall have a right to:

      1) attend organizations, institutions and enterprises of education without delay in order of examination upon presentation of certificate of employment, and departmental organizations of education – in recognition of established regime of their attendance;

      2) request any necessary information upon conduct of verification, become acquainted with the original documents, relating to the subject of verification.

      3. Civil servants, carrying out the state control in the field of education shall be obliged to:

      1) observe the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, rights and legal interests of subjects of educational activity;

      2) conduct verifications on the basis and in strict adherence to the procedure, established by this Law and other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      3) not prevent to the established routine of work of educational organization in the period of conduct of verification;

      4) execute in a timely manner and in full measure the powers, provided in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan on prevention, detection and restraint of violations of requirements, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of education;

      5) serve a certificate on the results of verification on the day of its termination;

      6) insure safety of obtained documents and details, received in the results of conduct of verification.

      4. Actions (decisions) of civil servants, carrying out the state control in the field of education, and constitute a ground for commission of actions (decision-making), information may be appealed to the superior civil servants and (or) to a court by the interested persons.

      Footnote. Article 60 with the amendments by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 9. FINANCIAL ASSURANCE OF EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

Article 61. Systems, principles and sources of financing

      1. System of financing of education – a set of republican and local budgets, other sources of incomes.

      2. System of financing of education shall be based on the principles:

      1) effectiveness and results rating;

      2) priority;

      3) accountability;

      4) responsibility;

      5) delimitation and independence of all budget levels.

      3. Sources of financing of education shall be:

      1) budget financing of the content of state educational institutions;

      2) budget financing of the state educational order;

      3) incomes from rendering of paid services, not contradicted to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      4) credits of financial organizations;

      5) sponsor and beneficent support, uncompensated deductions and donation, grants, investments of the participants of educational organizations.

      Financial resources of the state educational order for the preparation of specialists with higher and postgraduate education shall be the means of republican and local budgets.

      Footnote. Article 61 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 16.11.2015 № 403-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 05.05.2017 № 60-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 62. The state financing of educational organizations

      1. The state shall ensure allocation of budget funds for education in recognition of its priority.

      2. Financing of the state educational organizations shall be carried out at the expense of budget funds on the basis of requirements, established by the state obligatory standards of education on the level of education, and regulations, determined by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      3. Financing of the state educational institutions shall ensure the content and performing functions of institutions at the expense of the budget funds in accordance with the state obligatory standards of education.

      4. Financing of the state enterprises of education, educational organizations of other organizational-legal forms shall be carried out on the basis of the state educational order.

      The list of services, linked with the state educational order shall be approved by the authorized body in the field of education.

      4-1. The amount of financing of preschool education and tutoring, technical and professional, postsecondary, higher, postgraduate education (except for the departmental organizations of education) is determined by the per capita standard of financing.

      4-2. Local executive bodies in the presence of a possibility of local budgets place the state educational order in the organizations of secondary education regardless of form of ownership.

      The average cost of expenses on one pupil by the state educational order in the private organizations of education realizing general education training programs of primary, main secondary and general secondary education cannot be higher than the cost of expenses on one pupil in the state organizations of education realizing general education training programs of primary, main secondary and general secondary education.

      5. The state educational order for training, continuing education and retraining of qualified employees and specialists shall contain:

      1) directions of training of specialists;

      2) volume of the state educational order on the forms of education (number of places, grants);

      3) average cost of training expenses of one specialist.

      Upon placement of the state educational order for the training of specialists with technical and professional, post-secondary, higher or postgraduate education in the state institutions of education shall be specified administrator of budget programs and name of educational organization.

      Training of specialists in the educational institutions and (or) their branches, created in the manner provided by paragraph 4 of Article 65 of this Law, as well as training of foreigners and persons without citizenship in the preparatory divisions of higher education institutions shall be also included to the state educational order.

      Note RCLI
      Present edition of the paragraph 5-1 shall be the Law of the republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V.

      5-1. Financing of personnel training with higher education on the basis of educational grant shall be carried out in the educational organizations, past institutional accreditation in the accredited bodies, introduced in the register of accreditation bodies, accredited by the educational organizations and educational training programs.

      Financing of personnel training on separate specialties of higher education on the basis of educational grant shall be carried out in the educational organizations, past the specialized accreditation on these specialties in the accredited bodies, introduced in the register of accreditation bodies, accredited by the educational organizations and educational training programs.

      Financing of personnel training on the specialties of postgraduate education on the basis of educational order shall be carried out in the educational organizations, past the institutional accreditation in the accredited bodies, introduced in the register of accreditation bodies, accredited by the educational organizations and educational training programs.

      6. The state educational order, placed in the organizations of nursery education and training shall contain the number of pupils and average cost of expenses for one pupil.

      6-1. The state educational order, placed in the organizations of comprehensive education shall contain the number of pupils and average cost of expenses for one pupil.

      7. Content requirements of the state educational order on training and methodological support of educational system shall be determined by the authorized body in the field of education.

      8. The state educational order for financing of higher education shall be placed in the forms of educational grants differentially depending on specialty, type and status of educational institution.

      Expenses of educational organizations, implementing professional training programs of higher and postgraduate education, per one student on a paid basis may not be less than the amount of an educational grant or state educational order.

      Footnote. Article 62 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced from 01.01.2014); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 05.07.2017 № 88-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 63. Provision of goods (works, services) on a paid basis by the educational organizations

      1. Educational services, rendering by the educational organizations to the students and pupils at the expense of budget funds, shall be provided at no cost.

      2. To the state institutions of education shall be prohibited to:

      1) provide educational services to the students and pupils on a paid basis within the state obligatory standard of education;

      2) charge money from students and teaching employees, except for the cases, provided by paragraph 3 of Article 63 of this Law.

      The state institutions of education, implementing professional training programs of higher education on specialties of art, as well as educational training programs of technical and professional education shall have a right to provide educational services on a paid basis in excess of the volume of educational services, rendering at the expense of budget funds.

      3. The state institutions of education shall have a right to provide the following goods (works, services) in excess of requirements of the state general education standards of education on a paid basis with conclusion of agreement on rendering of paid services on:

      1) implementing of additional educational programs (development of children and teenager’s crafts, aptitude and interests in the field of sport, culture and art, continuing education of specialists);

      2) organizations of supportive lessons with separate students on subjects (disciplines and cycle of disciplines) in excess of study time, allocated by curriculum and programs;

      3) organization of profound education of elements of science on subjects (disciplines and cycle of disciplines) with the students;

      4) organization and carrying out of different measures: sporting competitions, seminars, meetings, conferences among students and pupils, teaching employees and adult population, as well as on development and realization of courseware;

      5) provision for use of musical instruments and additional services of Internet connection;

      6) organization of summer holidays, provision of meals of students and pupils, participants of different measures, carrying out in the educational organizations;

      7) supply of heat power, fed electric power installation and boiler plant;

      8) organization of professional education (retraining and continuing education of specialists of technical and service work);

      9) organization of production and sales of products of learning and practice classes, instructional farms, educational-experimental plots.

      4. Prices for goods (works and services) of the state institutions of education, providing on a paid basis, shall subject to confirmation in the manner established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      5. Private educational organizations shall use the incomes from sales of goods (works, services), provided on a paid basis, as well as for the education within the state obligatory standards of education, funds of incorporators and other, not prohibited by the legislation, sources of financing independently.

      6. Interrelation of educational organizations, rendering the services on a paid basis, and students (pupil), his (her) parents and other legal representatives shall be regulated by the agreement.

      In the case of payment of expenses to the students for all period of studies simultaneously at the time of conclusion of an agreement, payment amount is unchanged until the end of the study period.

      Upon progress payments of education the payment amount may be changed no more than once a year in the case of salary increase and in recognition of inflation index.

      Footnote. Article 63 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 19.05.2015 № 315-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.11.2015 № 398-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 64. Development of material and technical basis of educational organizations

      1. Creation and development of material and technical basis of the state educational organizations shall be carried out at the expense of budget funds, incomes from services, rendering on a paid basis, other sources, not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. Educational organizations shall have a right to possess and use property in the manner determined by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The state property of educational organization shall not subject to exemption or use for the purposes, contradicted to the basic objectives of educational organizations.

      3. Privatization of educational organizations shall be carried out in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the state-owned property” and in coordination with the authorized body in the field of education.

      4. State institutions of secondary education, awarded a grant on a competitive base “The best organization of secondary education” shall spend a grant for material and technical, scientific-methods support of educational process.

      Footnote. Article 64 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 01.03.2011 No. 414-IV (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication); dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 10. INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY IN THE SCOPE OF EDUCATION

Article 65. International cooperation and external economic activity

      1. International cooperation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of education shall be carried out on the basis of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and international treaties of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. Educational organization in accordance with specificity of their work shall have a right to establish direct contacts with foreign organizations of education, science and culture, international organizations and funds, conclude bilateral and multilateral agreements on cooperation, participate in the international programs of exchange of students, candidates for a master's degree, candidates for a doctor’s degree, teaching and scientific employees, enter into international non-governmental organizations (associations) in the field of education.

      Military and special educational institutions shall have a right to carry out training of specialists from the number of foreign citizens in accordance with the international treaties and contracts.

      Educational organizations shall have a right to engage in external economic activity in the manner determined by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and charter of educational organizations.

      3. Procedure of carrying out of international cooperation by the educational organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be established by the authorized body in the field of education.

      4. Creation of international and foreign educational institutions in the Republic of Kazakhstan and (or) their branches shall be carried out on the basis of international treaties or by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Award of status of international school shall be carried out by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the manner determined by them.

      5. Licensing of educational activity of international educational institutions, created in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan by other states or their legal entities or individuals, their branches, as well as the state attestation and accreditation shall be carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, unless otherwise provided by international treaties, ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Footnote. Article 65 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from 30.01.2012); dated 09.01.2012 No. 535-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.02.2012 No. 553-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 66. Satisfaction of educational needs of foreign Kazakh diaspora

      1. Persons of Kazakh nationality, not being the citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, shall have a right to obtain education in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. The state shall assist to the satisfaction of educational needs of foreign Kazakh diaspora.

      3. Creation of educational organizations for Kazakh diaspora abroad and provision of financial and material assistance shall be carried out in the manner established by the international treaties.

Chapter 11. RESPONSIBILITY FOR VIOLATION OF THE LEGISLATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION

Article 67. Responsibility for violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of education

      Violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of education shall entail responsibility in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chapter 12. FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 68. Enforcement of this Law

      1. This Law shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication, except for the second part of paragraph 2 of Article 8, item of second paragraph 6, items of second and fifth subparagraph 1) of paragraph 7, subparagraph 2), 3) of paragraph 8 of Article 52 and subparagraph 1), 3) of paragraph 3 of Article 53, which enters into force from 1 January, 2008.

      2. Persons, being admitted to the study with appropriate terms of education in the educational organizations before entering into force of this Law, shall complete training on educational programs, being in force as of the date of admission to the training, with issuance of a document on education of established standard form, being in force as of the date of admission to the training.

      3. Shall be considered to have lost force the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 7 June, 1999 “On Education” (Bulletin of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 1999, No. 13, Article 429; No. 23, Article 927; 2001, No. 13-14, Article 173; No. 24, Article 338; 2004, No. 18, Article 111; No. 23, Article 142; 2006, No. 1, Article 5; No. 3, Article 22; No. 12, Article 71; No. 15, Article 92; 2007, No. 2, Article 18; No. 9, Article 67).

      Footnote. Article 68 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 24.10.2011 No. 487-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

The President
of the Republic of Kazakhstan



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