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Over 15,000 Kyrgyz officials pass state language test

More than 15,000 officials have passed the state language test. The head of the National Commission on the State Language Nazarkul Ishekeyev told the President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov. The Information Policy Department of the head of state said.

According to Nazarkul Ishekeyev, testing of state and municipal employees in remote areas is carried out now with the help of a mobile service.

The Kyrgyz language was granted the status of the state language on September 23, 1989.

He also said that in September the National Commission on the State Language announced a three-month campaign Mother Tongue and Aitmatov, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the national writer of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aitmatov.

Sooronbai Jeenbekov supported the initiative. «This is a good initiative contributing to the comprehensive opening of Aitmatov’s world, wide propaganda of the writer’s works,» the president said.

The head of state, having touched upon the issue of teaching the Kyrgyz language in pre-school institutions and primary classes, recommended using the practice of the children’s magazine Baichechekey in publishing textbooks for children and making it an official partner.