The Minister of Education of Belarus Andrei Ivanets proposed introducing compulsory service for graduates of paid departments of Belarusian universities. This was reported by the press service of Alexander Lukashenko.
According to Ivanets, the Ministry of Education is currently preparing changes to the education code, according to which work will become mandatory for graduates of paid departments of Belarusian universities. “Both the state employee and the paid employee must work,” the minister emphasized.
In turn, Lukashenko supported the initiative of the ministry, noting that “Belarusian higher education costs more than what students pay.”
“It is unacceptable for the country when specialists go abroad, but we are so calm about it. He graduated from the university, worked for two years. What is two years?! Consider this, we trained him at the university and also gains experience through mentoring. We we teach for two years at work, at school, for example, if it’s a teacher. And he or a doctor leaves. I believe that prohibitive measures should apply here,” he added.
Belarus is the only country in Europe where there is compulsory placement after graduation from higher and secondary educational institutions. A graduate of the “budget” form of education is required to work for two years in the state place assigned to him. For “targeted” students, that is, those sent to study at a university by an enterprise or student organization, the period of service is five years.