Kyrgyzstan could switch to 12-year school education system from 2024, says education ministry

Kyrgyzstan could switch to 12-year school education system from 2024, says education ministry

Deputy Minister of Education and Science Nadira Jusupbekova

AKIPRESS.COM – Kyrgyzstan could switch to a 12-year school education system from 2024, Deputy Minister of Education and Science Nadira Jusupbekova said during the meeting of the Social Policy Committee of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan on May 10 .

The transition process will not be immediate. A roadmap for the transition has been prepared, she said.

“More than 4,000 classrooms are ready in all regions of the country for the transition to 12-year-old school education. The classrooms are already equipped. The main problem is Bishkek. But the mayor promised that 15 schools will be open by the start of the next school year,” said Deputy Minister Nadira Jusupbekova.

“We will not switch to this system in the 2022-2023 school year. Perhaps, we will switch to this system in 2024 if everything is ready,” the deputy minister said.

On April 7, Education and Science Minister Almazbek Beishenaliev said that schools in Kyrgyzstan will have an education system of 12 schools. Children will start school not from 7 years old as now, but at 6 years old.