Kalipa Zhakibayeva graduated from the philological faculty of the Shymkent Pedagogical Institute named after N.Krupskaya in 1981 with a degree in "teacher of the Kazakh language and literature". From 1981 to 1983 she taught Kazakh language and literature in Kazakh schools, from 1983 to 2016 she taught Kazakh in Russian classrooms of universities. Since 2016, she has worked at the Kazakh National Women's Teacher Training University in the Department of Science. Currently, she works in the Department of monitoring scientific publications.
Author of more than 20 scientific articles and 6 textbooks.