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About 3 thousand who served in the army will be able to enter universities on a grant every year

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Defense Ministry together with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education intend to raise the prestige of military service, Kazinform correspondent reports.

From 2023, Kazakhstanis who have served in the army will be able to enter universities, but without taking into account the Unified National Testing. You can also apply for a fee. According to the adviser to the Minister of Defense Aigul Tulembayeva, the defense department is already considering the rules.

“The implementation of the project will start next year. However, educational benefits also apply to soldiers who are currently serving in the army. We are supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, rectors of universities,” Aigul Tulembayeva notes.

Yesterday’s soldiers will be able to enter during the calendar period. For example, after being transferred to the reserve in the fall, and within two years after the end of the service. Separate, best servicemen, disciplined and who have achieved high results in combat training during the period of military service, will be given the opportunity to receive free higher education at the expense of a university grant.

“The Minister of Defense, Colonel-General Ruslan Zhaksylykov, addressed the rectors of universities with a proposal that the most deserving military personnel could count on a grant from an educational institution. This initiative was supported by all the universities we applied to,” added the adviser to the Minister of Defense.

About 40 higher education institutions in all regions responded to the proposal. The idea was supported by ENU. L. N. Gumilyova, Satbayev University, Astana IT University.

The defense ministry expects universities to provide at least 3,000 grants a year. Thus, every tenth conscript soldier will have the opportunity to enroll in free training. These will be fighters who have served not only in formations and units of the Armed Forces, but also in other military formations – the Border Service, the National Guard.

The Ministry of Defense is already developing methods by which they will sum up the points received by soldiers in the process of combat training and determine the rating.

“This is a kind of accumulative system of received grades. Soldiers will receive additional points for observing military discipline, active participation in the public life of the military team,” shared Aigul Tulembaeva.

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