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Lukashenko orders to look into high tuition fees

MINSK, 21 December (BelTA) – President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has ordered to grapple with high tuition fees during his visit to the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics on 21 December. The head of state announced that the increase in tuition fees should be curbed.

Alexander Lukashenko expressed concern over student fees, which are pretty high in Belarus. “We need to come to grips with it,” the head of state said addressing the top officials of the Education Ministry and the Presidential Administration. The head of state said that the tuition fees for the first and second years at university should be reasonably low. Speaking about the tuition costs for senior university students, the President said: “We will see”.

The President of Belarus is now meeting with students and professors of the faculty of computer systems and networks of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics. It is one of the leading universities in the field of information technologies and radioelectronics. The university has over 15,800 students.