Today the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayev delivered an annual message to the people. The message concerned topical issues of socio-economic development of the country, as well as tasks to further improve the welfare of the people. At the beginning of his speech, the President spoke in detail about the achievements of our country over the years of independence and focused on new tasks.
Recently, the processes of global political and economic transformation have been intensifying. The world is changing rapidly. The strong foundations of the global security system and the rules of international trade are crumbling. The new technologies, robotization and automation complicate the requirements for labor resources and the quality of human capital. A completely new architecture of financial systems is being built. At the same time, stock markets are inflating a new “bubble” that could trigger another financial crisis. Today, global and local issues are intertwined. Under these conditions, the development of the main wealth – a person – becomes the answer to the challenges and the key to the success of the state.
The government, each head of a state body, state-owned companies need to change their approaches to work. The main priority should be the growth of the welfare of citizens, said the Head of State. He noted that the new minimum wage will be the catalyst for wage growth in the entire economy, and the minimum wage will not depend on the subsistence minimum. “Within 5 years, it is necessary to increase expenditures on education, science and health care from all sources to 10% of GDP. In higher education will be increased the requirements for the quality of education. We have increased the number of grants, now it is time to increase responsibility. The main criterion for evaluating the success of a university is the employment of graduates after graduation, their employment in highly paid jobs. We need to pursue a policy on the integration of universities,” added he. Nursultan Nazarbayev also stressed that 2019 was declared the Year of Youth. The number of students in higher educational institutions is growing every year. Therefore, the comprehensive support of youth and family institutions, which is regarded as a priority of state policy, was noted by the faculty of the university as one of the most correct decisions. The adoption of the Law on the “Status of the Teacher” was announced during today’s event. The message of President Nursultan Nazarbayev today was heard online in all faculties of the university.
Translation by Akbota Ormanbekova