Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Activities of the Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay 2020-2021 academic year

In Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay achievement and implementation of objectives of the SDGs are carried out in 5 areas based on the Policy of Sustainable Development of the non-profit joint-stock company "Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay": "people" (eliminating poverty and hunger in all forms and ensuring equal access to a decent life), "planet" (protecting the climate and natural resources of our planet for future generations), "prosperity" (ensuring prosperity and fulfilling life in harmony with nature), "peace" (promoting peaceful, just and inclusive communities), "partnership" (implementing the agenda through strong global cooperation).

SDG 8 is implemented in the direction of "Prosperity".

  • In order to employ graduates, the University annually holds traditional Job Fairs. The "Graduate-2021" Job Fair was attended by education departments and school directors of Almaty region, Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Pavlodar cities, RUOC "Baldauren", Educational portal "". According to the results of the fair, the teachers of mathematics, physics, computer science, elementary school, the employees of pre-school educational institutions are in most demand today.
  • For employment of graduates of Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay, the Mobile application "Mansap" is developed and implemented, which allows the graduate to find vacancies in the place of residence and find a job without outside interference, the employer - to save time in finding the right specialist.
  • In 2020: 95% of graduates were employed; in 2020, 208 graduate students by the time they graduated from the University were employed in schools at the place of teaching practice.

In 2021, 95% of graduates were employed: 95% of graduates, in 2021, 210 graduate students were employed in schools by the time they graduated from the University through their teaching internships.

For the academic year 2020/2021 KazNPU named after Abay has a partnership with 244 employers, including 232 state organizations.

Graduates' graduation and employment for the last 3 years are presented in 3 tables 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 of the annual report (link:

Table 2.2.

Employment of 2019 graduates

Level of education Graduation 2019 Graduation 2019 by state order Employed total (%) Employed by state order (%)
Bachelor's degree 1253 476 1215 (97%) 458 (96%)
Master's degree 494 438 479 (97%) 419 (95%)
Doctoral studies PhD 53 37 53 (100%) 37 (100%)
TOTAL 1800 951 1747 (97%) 914 (96%)
Table 2.3.

Employment of 2020 graduates

Level of education Graduation 2020 Graduation 2020 by state order Employed total (%) Employed by state order (%)
Bachelor's degree 1226 455 1147 (94%) 431 (95%)
Master's degree 611 565 593 (97%) 533 (94%)
Doctoral studies PhD 117 113 117 (100%) 113 (100%)
TOTAL 1954 1133 1857 (95%) 1077 (95%)
Table 2.4.

Employment of 2021 graduates

Level of education Graduation 2021 Graduation 2021 by state order Employed total (%) Employed by state order (%)
Bachelor's degree 2182 862 2062 (95%) 819 (95%)
Master's degree 508 421 485 (95%) 401 (95%)
Doctoral studies PhD 220 200 220 (100%) 200 (100%)
TOTAL 2910 1483 2767 (95%) 1311 (88%)

By 2025, KazNPU named after Abai aspires to become a center of academic excellence. The advantage of Abai University is that the university offers quality educational opportunities to everyone and at any age to get a decent job and improve the quality of life in terms of finances.

  • In April 2021 a survey "Satisfaction of Teachers with working conditions in KazNPU named after Abai" was organized. The purpose of the study is to assess the satisfaction of teachers of Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay with working conditions. The main objectives of the study are: to identify the characteristics of labor motivation of teachers of the university; to determine the degree of teachers' satisfaction with various aspects of work; generalized proposals and recommendations for improving working conditions; development of recommendations to improve working conditions of the teaching staff. The methodological basis is a mass survey of university teachers. The survey was conducted in the form of online questionnaire of teachers on a specially designed questionnaire. The online form of the questionnaire was created with the help of Google forms. A total of 771 teaching staff, or 73% of teachers of the total number of teaching staff in nine structural units of the university were interviewed.
    The results of the survey show that the motivating factors for teachers of KazNPU named after Abay are the possibility of self-realization and the importance of interpersonal relationships in the team (every second). Every third university teacher notes the importance of such factors as the prestige of working at the university and the proposed working conditions (schedule, location of the university, the duration of leave, etc.). It should be noted that the majority of teachers are not motivated by economic incentives. Thus, on the basis of the study we can recommend the need to improve working conditions both for the university as a whole and for its individual units. In particular, it concerns the equipment of classrooms, laboratories with modern technical means of education, availability and provision of computer, Internet resources and office equipment, social support for teachers, social and everyday aspects of work (checkrooms, toilets, canteens).