20 May – birthday of Mukhtar Aryn. Today the outstanding teacher, scientist, statesman, rector of our higher school from 1983-1995 would have turned 84 years old.
Mukhtar Galiyevich Arynov from 1983 till the end of his life was rector of Aktobe Pedagogical Institute. He did a lot for Aktobe Pedagogical Institute to become one of the leading universities of the country. At his invitation, famous scientists came to Aktobe to strengthen the faculty of the Institute. Mukhtar Arynov who prepared the ground for obtaining the status of a university and proposed to name the university after Kudaibergen Zhubanov. It is not by chance that the main building of the university today is named after Mukhtar Aryn.
“Many Mukhtar Arynov’s contemporaries call his visit to Aktobe Pedagogical Institute in 1983 as a rector a landmark not only for the institute, but also for the region as a whole. For the students of our course who entered the Faculty of Foreign Languages in 1984, it really turned out to be a landmark, – recalls Gulmira Kushkarova, associate professor of the Department of Foreign Philology and Translation of the K. Zhubanov ARSU, – We were the first who began studying under the five-year program and with the right to teach two foreign languages. As an experiment, two groups of students who had never studied a foreign language were accepted – 10 students each for the German and English departments. These students were from the Komsomol district, where there was an acute shortage of foreign language teachers, about which Mukhtar Galiyevich knew well, as he was aware of all the problems of rural schools, because he himself had repeatedly visited the depths and was personally familiar with many rural teachers of foreign languages”.
According to the students of that time, Mukhtar Arynov, being a rector, was a curator of one of the groups of experimental recruitment and for five years, he found time to get into the learning process, attend the dormitory, and take interest in the life and leisure of students. He paid a lot of attention to the educational process, expanding the horizons of future teachers, forming their civic position.