Livanov called unacceptable cuts in benefits for students in the regions

Livanov called unacceptable cuts in benefits for students in the regions


In some regions it was announced the reduction of benefits, in particular for travel of students. In the current difficult socio-economic conditions, no reduction in measures of social support of students is unacceptable, said the Minister of education of Russia Dmitry Livanov.

MOSCOW, 25 Jan. The Minister of education of Russia Dmitry Livanov hoped that the measures of social support for students in 2016 will remain at the level of the previous year. According to him, is unacceptable in the current difficult socio-economic conditions, reducing social support measures.

“We saw in early January, in some regions it was announced the reduction of benefits, e.g., transportation of students on public transport. I think it’s my position, and the position of the Ministry of education and science — in the current difficult socio-economic conditions, no reduction in measures of social support of students is unacceptable,” — said Livanov reporters on Monday.

“We have already appealed to the regions, I personally telephoned the governors, I hope that all the measures of social support that existed in the 15th year, they will remain for the 16th year,” the Minister said.