The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Microsoft Kazakhstan entered longterm collaboration in the field of the digital transformation in Education.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Microsoft Kazakhstan expressed their intentions to consider the possibility of developing cooperation in the field of the digital transformation of Education to improve the quality of the educational process and increase the competitiveness of Kazakhstani education and science through digitalization. With this aim, the parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Following the intentions, potential cooperation in the field of the digital transformation of Education covers the following areas:
- Expansion and development of cooperation in the field of the digital transformation of Education;
- Increasing digital literacy, digital skills, and competences of teachers and students of the education system of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
- Expanding cooperation in the development of inclusive Education;
- Development and implementation of joint projects aimed at promoting educational digital programs and software and hardware solutions;
- Exchange of experience and provision of the world’s best practices of Microsoft Corporation in the transformation of Education
Bigari Rustem Aidarbekovich, Vice Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, comments: “Modern Education is impossible without digital technology. From grade 1 in schools, children begin to study digital technologies; a little later begin algorithms and programming. And so on at all levels. Even interdisciplinary areas in universities have computer science in their curricula. The signing of the Memorandum is a continuation of work with Microsoft in the direction of creating “Digital Education”. As part of the Memorandum, Microsoft will provide best practices in education transformation based on the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework methodology. It will support digital literacy among educators and learners through the Microsoft Digital Literacy curriculum and the Microsoft Innovative Educator international program“.
“Digital technology can make learning a lot more fun, effective and inclusive, equipping students with skills and knowledge for professions of the future, and providing teachers with the necessary tools for introducing innovative approaches into their lessons. Microsoft’s educational solutions enable every student to achieve more. We hope that our joint plans will accelerate the process of digital transformation in the Republic of Kazakhstan,“ said Tibor Kolejak, Country manager of Microsoft in Kazakhstan.
This MOU is not an enforceable agreement and is intended by the Parties as an expression of the current intentions of the Parties. Neither party intends to create any legal obligations for any party, including requiring further conclusion of any binding agreement. Only a written license agreement signed by Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited can create a legally binding license agreement between Microsoft and its customer.