Uzbekistan University Teachers Promise Not to Take Bribe
Professors and teachers of Uzbekistan universities gave written commitments not to take bribe from the students. These measures are taken by the administrations of universities in line with a decree and instruction of Azimjan Parpiyev, the Minister of Higher and Secondary Education of the country, Фергана.Ру reported.
The law enforcement bodies of the country filed about 2,000 suits on teacher's bribery last year, Newsuz.Com said. The Minister called this situation "shameful" and ordered to take written commitments from all the university teachers and professors in the country.
Observers note that the level of corruption remains high in the sphere of higher education. Bribery, starting from the entrance examinations continues till the session examinations.
In accordance with the opinion poll held by the Ministry website, 74% of respondents answered the question 'how do you pass your exams?' as 'through well-grounded preparations and relying on the gained knowledge', 16% as ' through money', 5% 'through acquaintances', 3% 'generally I do not pass examinations'.
There are 64 high education institutes in Uzbekistan, including 20 universities, 42 institutes and 2 academies. Moreover, the branches of Westminster University, the Moscow State University, the Economic Academy of Russia, the Oil and Gas University of Russia are functioning in the country.