The National Statement of Commitment of the Kyrgyz Republic to Transform the Education System in the Period up to 2030
This statement is to be announced at the Global Summit in September 2022 in New York as part of the high-level week of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Kyrgyz Republic has recognized the particular importance of developing the human potential of children and youth, which directly affects the future of the country. It views the fields of education and science as the core sources of human development and as the foundations of peace, tolerance, and solidarity in the society. The Ministry of Education and Science (MOES) of the Kyrgyz Republic organized a national consultation forum with various groups of stakeholders for the transformation of education. Guided by five thematic areas, the forum enabled the MOES and all stakeholders to share experience and rethink the prospect of better education in the country. In addition, the online poll was organized to hear from more than 1,600 young people regarding the educational challenges and ways forward in the Kyrgyz Republic. According to the poll, 85 percent of the participants experienced a learning loss due to the limited access to digital and interactive learning opportunities in the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 90 per cent are concerned about learning outcomes, thereby suggesting that government should provide more support to ensure that all children gain basic reading and math skills in primary school. The poll also suggests that young people believe that teachers play a key role in making schools safer and learning more interactive in the classroom.