Fee Paying Students of Azerbaijani State Universities More Likely to Bribe –Monitoring

Society Materials 11 February 2008 13:58 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 February / Trend corr. J.Babayeva / Fee paying students who study in State Universities of Azerbaijan are more likely to bribe tutors during their education, monitoring carried out by the Modern Education and Aid for Education 'Corruption in Higher Education: Reasons and Results' revealed.

Monitoring was carried out in seven state and private universities of Baku. About 1,208 students and 90 tutors participated in the poll.

About 74.6% of students stated that they made unofficial payments during their education.

The low social welfare level of tutors and public control over education are the key reasons of corruption.

The poll held among tutors revealed that their salary comprises AZN 179.10 per month. Some 25.6% of tutors are satisfied with the sum. Low salaries leads to corruption in universities of the country consider 66.7% of tutors.