Economic affairs minister lobbying for civil service

  • 2003-04-24
  • Aleksei Gunter
TALLINNMeelis Atonen, minister of economic affairs and communications, drew criticism from the academic community recently by suggesting that students who receive state-funded university education should either work for the government for up to a decade after they graduate or compensate the state for the free tuition.Atonen said the government was not getting its money's worth from students who receive education paid for by the state."The state grants free education to some students. But when the state needs specialists it often gets those who paid for their education because the others hav...
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