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Musin proposed to give grants for IT-specialties to private universities

Musin proposed to give grants for IT-specialties to private universities

The low level of qualification of graduates of IT universities, colleges and institutes of Kazakhstan, said the Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan Musin Bagdat Batyrbekovich, during a speech at the Digital Forum Almaty.

"Today, about 20,000 graduates cannot satisfy the IT sector with their low knowledge. That is why we discussed this issue with the Minister of Education and Science and propose to gradually transfer state grants to private universities and colleges," Musin Bagdat Batyrbekovich said.

Chairman of the Management Board of the joint-stock company Mikhail Lomtadze said that Kaspi Bank has a joint project with the public sector of Kazakhstan to train IT professionals. And the bank is already training specialists in the IT field.

Before that, the news portal "Kursiv" informed that in 2020, the Ministry of Education of Kazakhstan provided 53,000 grants for training for free, 2468 grants were allocated for the specialty "Information Technology". 49 universities and institutes in Kazakhstan are already training future IT specialists.

Earlier, the Digital Almaty forum was launched in Almaty on 05.02.2021, and the prime ministers of the EAEU countries are taking part in it.

This session was opened by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Head of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He noted that the market for technical and software solutions in 2021, which will be aimed at improving artificial intelligence, will increase by 35% and gain about $ 12 billion.

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