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ST. PETERSBURG, June 23 (Itar-Tass) —— School graduates who passed the unified state examination and scored 55 points and less should not be entitled to free higher education, the rector of the Higher School of Economics, Yaroslav Kuzminov, said.
“There is a certain limit to how much the number of budget-funded students can be reduced in higher educational institutions. It’s about 15 percent of the students who study for free and who received a C in their respective subject during the unified state examination,” Kuzminov said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Saturday, June 23.
“Basically, these are people who will most likely fail to complete the programme of professional training,” he added.
At the same time, he stressed that “the right a person who was at least a ‘B’ pupil in school to get free higher education is not to be questioned.”
According to Kuzminov, “The majority of even poor people agree that ‘C’ pupils should not get higher education at the expense of taxpayers.”
Now “most decent universities set a threshold: if an applicant received 50 or 55 points in the unified state examination, they simply do not accept his documents”, Kuzminov said and added, “We suggest doing the same nationwide.”