sharp increase in fees for student accommodation was the result of collusion of university administrations and studsoyuzov not representing the interests of the majority of students. This is the conclusion reached by experts who discussed this issue in the Public Chamber. According to them, the representatives of many studsoyuzov received certain privileges for being approved price increases.
In the Public Chamber (OP) discussed the sharp rise in student dormitories, which caused a wave of outrage among students. After the entry into force of the new Law “On Education” in many Russian universities accommodation fees increased significantly. Most of these complaints were received from the House of the students of the Medical University. Pirogov, also known as the Second honey, which have now decided to charge for this service to more than 3500 rubles. month.
Director of the state policy in the field of education of children and youth Education and Science Alexander Stradze explained that the new law “On Education” took a fixed amount of payment for the hostel that used to be 5% of monthly stipends.
«In connection with the law are three rules on prices in the dorms. The amount of payment is established after discussion with the students councils and trade unions.
However, it is unclear
form of the agreement, so they often take advantage of this, including the Pirogov Medical University, where we were informed that charges for hostel is aligned with the student council. The fee for a hostel should be open and published on the site. In addition, there were five categories of students who are exempted from the payment – the orphans, the disabled and so on, “- said Stradze. According to him, the head of the Ministry of Education Dmitry Livanov was reprimanded by the rectors of universities, which increased the fee for accommodation in student dormitories.
According Stradze, today universities have all the tools to regulate the price of a hostel.
«The university has the right to choose the type of student, which can reduce the cost – for example, somewhere has already reduced fee for honors.
Also, the institution has the right to rank the dorms on the degree of comfort and quantity of services provided. However, in some schools, these additional services are imposed, “- said Stradze. The representative of the Ministry of Education said that the need to hold elections in student councils of universities. “Many universities are not studsoyuzy civilian militias, but appointed by the administration of the university,” – said Stradze.
agreed with it almost all members of the OP. “Most of the experts reported imitation of Student Councils. Students said that the student councils did not represent their interests and lobby for their interests only. And the administration of universities refers to the fact that the cost of hostels discussed with the students, “- said a member of ETA Irina Plescheva.
Most complaints to the OP to increase the price of the hostel came from the students of the Medical University. Pirogov. Last year, his students were paid 350-650 rubles. per month for a hostel, and this year – more than 3500 rubles., that is, the cost has increased by 10 times.
student university Love Tehmeneva told them how the fight against the university administration for reducing the cost of the hostel. More September 6 students demanded a meeting with the rector, but the meeting took place only on October 16. Rector, according to students, was unhappy with the fact that they made noise.
«Ministry of Education on October 2 sent a letter to the rector. Then on the University website posted a document in which it is painted, of which there is a price for a hostel.
Everyone was surprised by the list of services. By law, students are required to pay only for utilities, and here were included salary of some staff, care of carpets and other works and services “, – said the student.
Ministry of Education has directed a letter to the university, which said that “the transition to a new mechanism for determining the amount of payment for living room in a hostel there should not be a sharp increase in the said fees».
op raided the dorms Medical University. Pirogov. As a result of the rector of the Second honey Andrew Kamkina received a letter in which he accused the members of the House that they discredit the honor, dignity and business reputation of the university. As a result, Kamkin refused to participate in the “round table».Students of the Second
honey written complaint to Rosobrnadzor. But Alexander Biserov of Rosobrnadzora reported that they had no complaints about the administration of the University is not, because from the point of view of the law “On education” institution failed to comply with all the requirements.
«I would advise students to have turned a statement that the student council, who agreed to increase fees for dorm illegitimate.
Law “On education” came into force on September 1. And many universities have decided to increase the fee in August. And doubt, as far as student public could participate in the discussion of these issues in August. We therefore call on student organizations to connect to the active work to defend their interests, “- said Biserov.
also found that in the discussion boards for a dorm at the Medical University them. Pirogov was attended by three students, two of whom do not live in the dorms. They signed the papers, which say that students do not mind the price increase.
Rector MUCTR. Vitaly Mendeleev Taptunov said that the standard fee for a dorm at them makes 400 rubles. “It would be nice if the registry were dormitories, and the state, bypassing the university conducted a repair in the dorms. Hostel – a sore point for any university, “- said the rector.
Assistant Rector of St. Petersburg State Economic and Trade University, Alexander SKRYPNIK in turn, said that the living conditions in their dorm “are acceptable and there is no particular complaints.” “In payment for the hostel went to rent premises and payment of utility bills. Total cost – 1600 rubles. month. Basic scholarship was 2,000 rubles. To this increase was mitigated. I understand that it is not very nice to have apprehended students, but there is no particular complaints, “- said Skrypnyk.
noteworthy that the OP had come to the meeting the chairman of the Student Council of the university Maria Usachova with the assistant rector refused. “Until now, the excitement among the students there – she said. – But you have to convey to students the full payment, because many students do not know what they pay for. ” When asked representatives of the Ministry of Education, which is regulated by payment instrument and how it coordinated with the Student Council, Assistant Rector chose to answer himself, saying that it coordinated with the former head of the Student Council, which Usachova changed recently. That’s why she does not know how the document is called, and he accepted.
Rector of the Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service Gennady Lazarev, the address to which the Ministry of Education has directed a reprimand for a price increase, said his students are pleased dormitories. And the head of the Student Council of the university Xenia Skrobova said its shocking information that the institution of their complaints were received.
«we have no complaints there. Our students are fully satisfied with the situation.
fee hostel – from 2500 to 10 thousand rubles. Over 10 thousand rubles. students receive a single room is almost a luxury – told Skrobova. – I myself can not afford to live with his scholarship in a room. I grant 10 thousand rubles. In the living conditions in this room is the maid, electrical, bathroom ».
«When adopting the law” On education “, we talked about what would happen sharp rise in prices for accommodation in hostels – recalled the Ombudsman for students Artem chromium. – We are now collecting signatures for the return fee restrictions hostel on the site change.org. Have collected 53 thousand signatures. We understand that 5% of the scholarship, as it were, a small payment. We therefore agree that the cost of the hostel was dependent on the average wage in the region ».
Chromium also complained of fraud candid when discussing the cost of student housing in social networks.
«In social networks was an obvious cheat votes, as it turned out that the students are willing to pay the highest price. I do not know of such kamikaze “- said Hromov.
He said it was necessary to develop a practical, student councils in the elections held in public schools. In turn, Alexander Stradze of the Ministry of Education said that the agency will require of schools report about how the pricing of payment for the hostel.