http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/logoub.jpgBy B.Khash-Erdene. Student representatives of Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST), led by B.Myagmardorj, President of MUST’s Student’s Union, announced at a press conference held yesterday that they will demonstrate outside the offices of the administration of MUST, speaking out against the unjustified increase in tuition fees.
“Although the Student’s Union of MUST, which represents the voices and views of students, made numerous requests and demands to the board of directors of MUST to listen to the views of its students on the matter of an increase in tuition fees, they did not want to listen,” said B.Myagmardorj.
“In this academic term, tuition fees increased by 13.9 percent and the annual rent for student dormitories increased by 70- 150 percent. But students study in lecture halls with rain water dripping through the roof, and they are equipped with laboratories and instruments only to be heard of and looked at, but never to be held and used, like museum pieces. Students live in dorm rooms covered in mold and dust, that are so freezing cold in the winter that students have to wear their coats at all times. The only change we see and feel at the university is the heavy burden of an increased tuition fee,” he added. More...