the Proposal was made during a meeting of the Union of rectors of Russia. The question of tuition fees in universities is one of the most acute that we have to look for the answer in the transition to distance education. Most of the questions those guys who enters into a contract to full-time training. Now, in their opinion, all the “recorded” in students.
– We understand what the situation in connection with the coronavirus were the students who self-pay study at the University, – said Valery Falkov. We also understand how hard teachers and schools have had in connection with the urgent need to translate learning remote formats to protect people from coronavirus infection. The transition to online has required additional investments in the infrastructure of universities and repackaging educational content, which was created for teaching in other settings. The transition to the distant demanded a considerable effort from each participant in the educational process.
According to the Minister, the Agency has considered the proposals regarding the adjustment of cost of education and encourages universities to set prices for the next academic year not exceeding the cost of education in 2019.
– We consider this as the most rational solution to protect the interests of all stakeholders of the educational process, – said the Minister. – It should be noted that distance learning is not the analogue of the correspondence. One of the requirements of the Ministry to the universities now is to maintain the quality of education primarily depends on teachers, labor which takes up a large part of the funds of the universities. In connection with a temporary transition to distance learning burden on teachers has increased significantly, primarily due to the increase of time of individual work with students and further consultation.
the Decision to maintain prices at a level of 2019 – part of a package of socio-economic support of higher education. This will take into account the interests of students, teachers and universities. By the way, under the same package is already running employment program for students at institutions of higher education.