Each region should have its own scholarship, but not lower than the subsistence level. About this URA.RU stated First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Education and Science Committee Gennady Onishchenko.
The parliamentarian noted that not all families can afford to give their children a higher education. Therefore, an increase in scholarships could be a social lift for talented children. Onishchenko also considers it necessary to increase the number of budget-funded places in universities.
According to the first deputy chairman of the committee for education and science, Oleg Smolin, he repeatedly introduced such bills to the State Duma, but the government did not support them.
Now a project is under consideration, according to which it is proposed to increase the academic scholarship to 80% of the living wage. This is about 10 thousand rubles. Social – up to a living wage (12.7 thousand rubles). This idea is true, – said the deputy.
Smolin noted that the implementation of this initiative will require 125 billion rubles a year. In his opinion, the state has that kind of money, since the National Welfare Fund now has 13.3 trillion rubles.
Earlier, a similar proposal was made by publicist Anatoly Wasserman. He offered to raise scholarships for students up to 15 thousand rubles. In his opinion, this will allow future specialists not to be distracted by unloading wagons in order to at least somehow survive during their studies.