Cramming Colleges Open as School Standards Slip

A new industry has grown up to meet the demand from parents looking for extra tuition for their children.

Cramming Colleges Open as School Standards Slip

A new industry has grown up to meet the demand from parents looking for extra tuition for their children.

Friday, 3 July, 2009
As Yoqub Said reports, an increasing number of private colleges are offering course geared towards filling in gaps in pupils’ education. Even university students attend courses here to supplement their knowledge.



Svetlana Abdurahmanova is director of the Perspektiva college, and says many of the pupils who go there arrive with a poor knowledge of core subjects, languages in particular. She blames the low standard of teaching in the schools.



Jovid Muqim, a lecturer at the Tajik National University, says the standard of teaching in schools and universities is so poor that parents have little alternative to paying for extra tuition if they want their children to do well.

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