Gifted students will be receiving "presidential" scholarships - 30 UAH below normal

29 September 2012 14:26  8421710 022243
Gifted students will be receiving "presidential" scholarships - 30 UAH below normal

Azarov's government reduced scholarships for gifted youth. The minimum scholarship for regular students is set at 730 hryvnias per month, or thirty hryvnias more than that for the winner of the international competition.

Students - winners of international competitions will be receiving the scholarship of the President of Ukraine in the amount of 700 UAH.

Traditionally presidential scholarships in Ukraine have been determined according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers № 169 dd. 08.02.1999, according to which the amount of presidential scholarship was determined by multiplying the usual scholarships by ratios: 2.5 - for participants of international competitions and 4.375 - for the winners thereof. Azarov's government decided that that provision is void, thereby reducing scholarships for gifted youth.

Students also say about the "equalization" in scholarships for the winners of national competitions and that of national competitions-defense of scientific research works of Junior Academy of Sciences. As they say, "the world champion is equated to the champion of Ukraine."

Source: Weekly Mirror

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