Education in the Universities of the Republic is free of charge for full–time students, the Minister of Education and Science of Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) Valentina Tkachenko informed at the meeting of the Council of Ministers on September 12th.
“Both in 2015 and 2016 along with government-paid education, part-time students need to pay for education,” the Minister said.
“Full-time students do not need to pay the tuition,” Tkachenko stressed.
“If someone does not get state subsidized education, he can arrange a contract with the University according to which a student can receive a free education though he does not receive a scholarship,” the minister added.
Tkachenko previously informed that both students receiving state subsidized education and students having a contract with a university will study in the universities of the Republic free of charge. The council of the Rectors of the LPR universities and institutes made such a decision in response to the request of the heads of town and district administration of the Republic, who asked the LPR Ministry of Education and Science to preserve the free education.
Tkachenko informed that the students of northern LPR regions occupied by Kiev junta are also applying for the universities of the Republic.
It is interesting to note that the Government of Ukraine prefers to take another way with respect to the higher education. The Ukrainian parliamentarians are about to accept the bill according to which the number of the subsidized state students must be reduced, a master’s degree education has to be paid, and only children from the socially unprotected groups should receive scholarships with possible exceptions for the students of natural sciences, engineering, and teaching.