EQUITY IN ACCESS TO KAZAKHSTANI HIGHER EDUCATION

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2019

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СДУ хабаршысы - 2019

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Abstract. The purpose of this study, which is conducted using document analysis and primary data collectionin order to understand the policy and problems of access and equity in Kazakhstani higher education in terms of financial issues. The absence of adequate financial support is the most major obstacle to accessing the education in Kazakhstan. At the same time higher education instituions are not allowed to raise funds and help students with decreasing the fees.In addition to inequity, the high-income cities of Almaty and Astana usually achieve the highest scores on the UNT. Thus means citizens from reacher parts of Kazakhstan have more access to grants issued by government than poorer regions. The main answer of the question who pays and who should pay for higher education in Kazakhstan is revealed.The aim of this study, which is conducted using document analysis is to understand the policy and problems of access and equity in Kazakhstani higher education in terms of financial issues and unified national test (UNT) which is used to make access more transparent and fair. The absence of adequate financial support is the most major obstacle to accessing the education in Kazakhstan. At the same time higher education instituions are not allowed to raise funds and help students with decreasing the fees.In addition to inequity, the high-income cities of Almaty and Astana usually achieve the highest scores on the UNT. Thus means citizens from reacher parts of Kazakhstan have more access to grants issued by government than poorer regions. Future researches may be divided by financing polices and access to higher education by UNT. Identification the affect of improved version of UNT on access and equity in higher education.

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cost sharing analysis, higher education, financial issues, Kazakhstan, СДУ хабаршысы - 2019, №1

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A. Yenikeyeva / EQUITY IN ACCESS TO KAZAKHSTANI HIGHER EDUCATION / СДУ хабаршысы - 2019