Actual level of digital literacy of Kazakhs exceeds targeted percentage(Exclusive)

ICT Materials 28 August 2019 15:13 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, August 28

By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:

By the end of 2018, the level of digital literacy of Kazakhstan’s residents amounted to 79.6 percent having exceeded the planned indicator of 78.5 percent, Ministry of Digital Development, Defense and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan told Trend.

The targeted indicator of digital literacy for 2020 is 80 percent, the source in the ministry said.

As stated by the source, the result has been achieved within the framework of Digital Kazakhstan government program, the targeted indicator of which is digital literacy at the level of 83 percent by 2022.

In the course of the process of digital literacy increase, each local executive entity is to arrange trainings on basics of digital literacy for citizens aged 6-74, the source said.

“During the period from June 1 to August 31 of last year, the number of those who undergone the training reached 686,200 people instead of planned 500,000 people,” the source noted.

The source further stated that this year, the training courses will be designed with attention to socially vulnerable groups.

“The trainings are already being successfully conducted for disabled people, who use wheelchairs, mothers with many children, pensioners and other groups,” the source concluded.

Digital Kazakhstan is a program designed to accelerate the development pace of the Kazakh economy and improve the quality of Kazakhs’ life. Its key directions include digitalization of economic sectors, transition to a digital state, implementation of the digital Silk Road, human level development and creation of an innovative ecosystem.


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