In the course of the meeting, the Head of State was presented reports on the University activities and the work carried out as part of implementing the Address - “Growth of Welfare of Kazakhstan: Increasing Incomes and Quality of Life”
The President of Kazakhstan emphasized the role of the institution in the process of forming and developing the higher education system in the country.
- The University is one of the first academic institutions in Kazakhstan. One could say that its creation laid foundations for the beginning of forming a higher education system in our country. I am sure that you and the entire teaching staff will continue to make their contribution to the development of national education, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The Head of State noted that the current Address to the nation of Kazakhstan pays special attention to the issues of educational activities and improving the living conditions of students.
- Raising the status of a teacher is also an important task. Your university should be at the forefront of its implementation. The issue needs a comprehensive study, the President of Kazakhstan said.
In addition, Nursultan Nazarbayev pointed to the need for the university to meet the requirements of modern scientific and technological progress.
- It is also critical to maintain cooperation and cooperative business with leading universities in the world. It should share experience and establish cooperative work. In addition, it is important to continue working to improve the status of KazNPU. Your university should be the main institution of higher education in the field of pedagogical knowledge, the Head of State said.
The President of Kazakhstan also congratulated the Rector on the University’s 90th anniversary and conveyed congratulations to all faculty and students on the occasion of that significant date.
In turn, Takir Balykbayev reported to Nursultan Nazarbayev on the progress of the tasks assigned to the university within implementing the provisions of the current Address, and the results of actualizing the university's development plans. According to the Rector, the university has joined the top 500 best universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2019.