On the Day of the First President in Astana, a forum of students and teachers “Uly Dala Muragerlery” was held. It was dedicated to the 10th anniversary of “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools” autonomous educational organization. The forum was attended by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The Head of State pointed out the special contribution of the Intellectual Schools to the country's secondary education system:
– Over these years, the republican network NIS has become the flagship of the Kazakhstani education.
The Chairperson of the Board of "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools" autonomous educational organization Kulyash Shamshidinova presented the Development Strategy – 2030 to the President of the country.
A graduate of the Intellectual School of Chemistry and Biology in Almaty, a student of the Nazarbayev University Abylay Satylkhan made a speech. The President personally cut his strands 17 years ago. Abylay presented the Head of State a photo of the memorable “Tusau Kesser” ritual and promised to become a decent citizen and serve the Motherland faithfully. A student of the Pavlodar Intellectual School, Adel Kamaldinova, gave Nursultan Nazarbayev an honorary badge of the NIS Alumni. The President signed a message to future graduates of the Intellectual Schools in a time capsule, which will be opened in 50 years.
At the exhibition of research projects, students who received prestigious international awards presented their best developments to the Head of State. This is Aknazar Kazhymurat, who scored maximum points on the SAT Subject Tests and ACT international exams. The exhibition featured Kuanysh Maden's Robot – Chimney Sweep, Albert Lee's Polargraph Window Cleaner Robot, Road of the Future, Safe and Sound by Nurbergen Agadil and Zhangir Siranov, dedicated to road safety.
Textbooks with augmented reality, system-methodical complex for teachers of the country, virtual scientific laboratories, “Kazakh-Latin Converter”, “Physics Helper” mobile applications developed by students of Intellectual schools were presented at the “Our contribution to Digital Kazakhstan” stand.
A special stand was devoted to international cooperation. Representatives of the strategic partners of the Intellectual Schools – Jane Larsson, Executive Director of the School Support and Evaluation Department of the Council of International Schools, Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, Professor Susan Robertson, Director of the Pedagogical Measurements Institute Cito Jacqueline Visser.
Within the framework of the forum, the Head of Shell Kazakhstan, Olivier Lazar, demonstrated to the President the “Solar Energy for Schools” project, which is being implemented in Intellectual Schools jointly with the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana Akimat and Shell company.
The anniversary forum of Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools ended with the "Uly Dala Muragerlery" grand concert.