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EducationUSA offers Kazakhstani youth opportunities to study in US

EducationUSA offers Kazakhstani youth opportunities to study in US

Recruiters from select US universities toured local schools and universities across Kazakhstan to talk with students about educational opportunities in the US.

Kyrgyz madrassas teach professional, technical skills to prevent radicalisation

Kyrgyz madrassas teach professional, technical skills to prevent radicalisation

Professional skills will help graduates of Islamic schools to find jobs and protect them from radicalisation, observers say.

Kyrgyz schools to combat extremism with religious culture classes

Kyrgyz schools to combat extremism with religious culture classes

In addition to a successful pilot program, Kyrgyz officials plan to adopt a History of Religious Culture textbook in all schools starting in 2018.

Senior citizens to help defuse potential extremism in Astana

Senior citizens to help defuse potential extremism in Astana

Authorities are counting on the elderly and experienced to counsel the younger generation.

US donates over 13,000 books to libraries in Talas

US donates over 13,000 books to libraries in Talas

'This is a major, badly needed and timely contribution,' said one Kyrgyz official.

Interest in studying religion abroad said to be declining among Kazakhstanis

Interest in studying religion abroad said to be declining among Kazakhstanis

Some parents in Kazakhstan still try to send their children abroad, but outreach by the government is making them think twice.

Better economic, educational opportunities could keep youth in Kazakhstan

Better economic, educational opportunities could keep youth in Kazakhstan

Young Kazahstanis studying abroad can become an easy target for terrorist recruiters, warn officials and clergy.

Kazakhstan seeks to restrict pursuit of religious education abroad

Kazakhstan seeks to restrict pursuit of religious education abroad

Authorities are acting on concerns about the influence of radical movements.

Education reforms in Uzbekistan to keep schoolchildren together longer

Education reforms in Uzbekistan to keep schoolchildren together longer

The coming reforms come after complaints about the previous system split students from their familiar environment after 9th grade.

Central Asian states step up efforts to attract foreign students

Central Asian states step up efforts to attract foreign students

Enrolling university students from other Central Asian countries will help foster regional co-operation and prevent youth radicalisation in Central Asia, predict observers.

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