(1939, village of Naurzum, Naurzum district, Kostanay region - 2000) - statesman and public figure, Candidate of Chemical Sciences, professor, corresponding member of the Engineering Academy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Minister of Public Education of the Kazakh SSR, and then Kazakhstan. Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Conducted scientific and pedagogical work at KazGU. A well-known specialist in the field of physics and chemistry of polymers. Full member of the International Creative Academy, Honorary Professor of the American Grand Canyon University. Worked in the Ministry of Higher Education of the Kazakh SSR, Head of the Department of Education and Health of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR.
In 1987, he was entrusted with the high post of Minister of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the republic. From June 1988 to October 1993 - Minister of Public Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan.He took a personal initiative in opening the first international University named after him. Ahmed Yassawi in Turkestan and the State University in Kostanay. Honored Worker of Science and Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan, Academician of the International Academy of Sciences of Pedagogical Education (Russia) and the International Academy of Ch.Aitmatova (Kyrgyzstan). Author of more than 30 scientific articles, textbooks for universities and educational Russian-Kazakh dictionaries on chemistry. On October 28, 2014, a bust of Shaysultan Shayakhmetov was installed in Kostanay, one of the streets of the city is named after him.