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KIMEP vs. MES, part 2: The reinstated license

Written by on Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Business and Economics, Kazakhstan
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prikaz-licenseToday, October 6, KIMEP received an order from the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) that its license has been reinstated.

As neweurasia reported, KIMEP administration had received a Decree from Mr. Kalabayev, Chairman of the Committee of Supervision in the Sphere of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Had the decree been implemented, KIMEP’s license would have been suspended for six months, beginning September 26, 2010.

Few days after Mr. Kalabayev had signed a decree, the Executive Committee of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research released a statement with the emphasis on the fact that operations continued as normal and scare stories and rumors about closure were entirely misplaced.

Moreover, KIMEP’s lawyers had begun legal actions in the courts of Astana against the Ministry and the Prosecutor’s Office of Medeu District based on the questionable legality of this decree.

While negotiating with the Ministry and those interested in the closure of one of the most prestigious schools of Kazakhstan, Raushan Kanaeva, KIMEP Deputy Director, told neweurasia that:

“We all are sure that we collide with political games in Astana.”

Few hours ago neweurasia has received a good news from the KIMEP administration stating that the general licence of the non-profit institute KIMEP to conduct all educational activities to be reinstated.

The copy of the order, signed by Mr. Kalabayev, states the following:

“Based on the materials presented that clarify the elimination of violations identified by the Prosecutor’s Office of Medeu District during their investigation of the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research, I order:

To reinstate the general license of the non-profit institute KIMEP to conduct all educational activities. I task myself with the implementation of this order.”

Congratulations to the KIMEP community that was on the edge of losing its hope of contributing to the building of a stronger education system in Kazakhstan. As KIMEP administration emphasizes, the school looks forward to further collaboration with the Ministry to develop a system of education that will help the country achieve its goal of becoming one of the 50 most competitive economies in the world.

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