Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic (MEaS KR) is the central body of state management of education. The Ministry carries out its work in collaboration with other government bodies, executive bodies of public organizations. The Education Development Strategy for 2012-2020 reveals the Ministry’s vision of education in 2020: By 2020 significant improvement of education and education provision quality will be achieved, in accordance with the level of Kyrgyz Republic’s social, political and economic development, equal access to quality education. It also states that access to high quality basic general and secondary education for everyone, irrespective of one’s age, gender, ethnic and religious background, residence, intellectual and physical development, social-economic status, etc. Strategic educational objective 5 in the document is: Creating Conditions For Continuous Lifelong Learning.