Vice Prime Minister, social policy minister of Ukraine Serhiy Tihipko argues that the size of the scholarships will be increased, not diminished.

"In 2008, the decision about basic scholarship was made. This basic level was multiplied by the inflation rate and thus we got the size of scholarships. After that, there were attempts to make changes in the size, which provided for the freshmen to receive a reduced scolarship, which will gradually increase, but the Cabinet did not agree with that," said Tihipko before the Cabinet’s meeting, ForUm correspondent reports

He said the government decided to increase the basic level up to 730 UAH. "The real scholarship will be increased a bit. The decision will be published today," Tihipko said.

Ukrainian students hold protest rallies in the city center, urging the government to increase the scholarships.


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