Q: Where can I get new textbooks?
A: At school, the class teacher, who receives textbooks in the school library
Q: What textbooks are leased for?
A: Rent is charged only with new textbooks of grades 5-6, the list of which is approved by the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Q: When will the new textbooks arrive?
A: The textbooks are delivered in stages as they are replicated and delivered to schools in the period September-November.
Q: How much does it cost to rent textbooks?
A: The rent of one textbook for the 2018-2019 academic year is 25 soms (see paragraph 2 of the Order of the MoE of the KR No. 1003/1 of August 2, 2018).
Q: How is the rent calculated?
A: According to the methodology for calculating the rent for the use of textbooks in general education organizations of the Kyrgyz Republic (Annex 3 of the Order of the MoE of the KR No. 1003/1 of August 2, 2018)
Q: Where and to whom is the rent paid?
A: The rent is paid to the bank account of the “Zhany Kitep” institution. The bank provides a receipt for payment for the rental of textbooks with the code of the school, class and full name of the student.
Q: What are the collected funds used for?
A: The collected funds are used only for the publication of new textbooks for schools. The school can provide applications for the production of new books, only within the amount of funds that have been collected to pay for the rent of textbooks in this school.
Q: What about the receipt for payment?
A: A copy of the receipt for payment or another document confirming payment is given to the class teacher. The original receipt must be kept by the parents in case the student moves to another school, then the receipt is a confirmation of payment of the rent and the new school should provide the textbooks to this student free of charge.
Q: Can one parent pay the rent on behalf of the entire class / school?
Oh yeah. Any person, including a legal entity, the sponsor can pay the rent. You can pay for several students in one payment. To do this, a list of students should be drawn up, indicating the amount that he contributed and to be submitted to the bank. It is necessary to demand in the bank that the full name of the students and the amount of money they paid should be indicated on the receipt. In the event that the list of pupils who have paid for the rent is large and the bank can not place in one receipt, it is necessary to prepare a list of students indicating the amount paid on a separate sheet of paper and ask the bank to stamp the payment and write down the receipt number of the bank, or divide the payment into several payments . In this case, a person who has paid for several students must provide each student with a copy of the receipt for payment, for presentation to the class teacher and storage as confirmation of payment for the rent of textbooks.
Q: Will there be rent for the senior classes?
Oh yeah. Rent is implemented in stages according to the schedule approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Q: What should I do if I lost / damaged the textbook?
A: If the textbook is lost or damaged, the parents must provide the same textbook or refund the full cost of the textbook to the bank account of Zhaki Kitep. The full cost of the textbook can be learned from a librarian or class teacher at school.
Q: What should I do if I move to another school?
A: When moving to another school, the student must pass the textbooks to the class teacher or to the library of the school where he studied, and in the new school he must provide a copy of the receipt for payment for the rent of textbooks in the previous school. In the new school, if there is a receipt, the textbooks should be provided to this student free of charge. Therefore, the original receipt must be kept with the parents in case the student moves to another school or if it is necessary to re-confirm the payment for the rent of textbooks.
Q: Where do textbooks surrender at the end of the school year?
A: Textbooks at the end of the academic year are handed over to the class teacher in integrity and safety.
Q: Can I use my own textbooks?
A: Yes, given the same textbooks that are issued by the school for rent.
Q: Are there subsidies for certain categories of students?
Oh yeah. The list of preferential categories of students is determined in accordance with the resolution of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Q: Who exempts individual categories of students from payment?
A: For exemption from payment of rent for textbooks or receiving a 50% discount, you must bring the relevant manager or copies of documents to the class teacher who prove that you are eligible for benefits. The Pedagogical Council determines by its decision which of the categories of beneficiaries the student belongs to, on the basis of the documents provided and the list of pupils entitled to preferential payment for the rent of textbooks is approved by the order of the school’s management.
Q: Who has the right to receive a 50% discount on the payment for the rent of textbooks?
A: A discount of 50% can be obtained only by students from families where 3-4 children study at school. That is, all 3 or 4 children must be students of the school. In this case, children of preschool and post-school age are not taken into account.
Q: If you do not find answers to your questions in this section, where to contact in case of questions?
A: If you have any additional questions, you can send a request in the Contacts section.
Q: Why it is better to pay textbooks’ rental via “Elsom” mobile wallet?
A:Decision on accepting rental payments for textbooks via “Elsom” mobile wallet was made to reduce errors while making a payment, to have possibility to do payments via mobile phone without visiting a bank office and to manage data automatically. A payment could be made not only via Elsom but also at branch offices of Kyrgyz Investment Credit Bank (KICB) and at other banks as well. However, while paying via branch offices of KICB, other banks and internet-banking there are often made mistakes and in these cases sometimes a payment is returned to a payee or categorized as a “suspense amount”. Therefore, it is requested to indicate a school’s code number and name of a pupil otherwise a payment might not reach the proper bank account (or referred to a proper code of a school). And while doing a payment via Elsom one could see whether the right code number of a school and grade is entered. For example, parents indicate only name of a child and grade or just enter “for rent of textbooks”. Nevertheless, parents have right to make payments via bank. In this case, it is necessary to enter right data: code of a school, name of a child, and grade.
Q: What will be rental amount for one textbook?
A:In 2018-2019, rental payment for one textbook will be 25 Som. The payment for 2018-2019 study year could be made till February 15. 2019. In the following years, rental payment should be made till November 30 on a bank account of “Jany Kitep” Institution, and a copy of a bank receipt or an electronic confirmation from Elsom should be provided to a supervisor at a school. An amount of rental payment for each textbook is approved yearly by the Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyz Republic considering incurred expenses on printing of textbooks and future cost of printing them when there will be a need to replace all textbooks of certain grades because of depreciation or necessity to make amendments into context of textbooks.
Q: Our children have studied half a year without textbooks, then why we should pay textbooks’ rental?
A:On January 17, 2019 the Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyz Republic issued Order according to that rental payment will be made only for 3 textbooks that have been delivered to schools in the beginning of 2018-2019 study year. A payment for the rest of textbooks that have been delivered in December, 2018 or would be delivered later will not be charged.