Why don’t the authorities trust our common sense?
11.06.2012 00:00As many citizens of our country sometimes I do not understand what is going on, trying to estimate from the point of view of a common sense. That fact that our education system needs to be reformed seems indisputable, but why at the same time the Sukhum Open Institute must be closed, strike me dumb, I do not understand. Arguments against its closing, stated in the speech of a Chairman of a Parliament Education, Science, Culture, Religion, Youth and Sports Committee, Akhra Bzhania, looks logical, but the position of the state is not well grounded.
We could understand the assertion that we need a strong institute of higher education if ASU and SOI decided to unite on the mutual ground bringing together the best teachers and students, raising the level of material and technical base, exchanging scientific ties worked out. Instead for some reason a private institute has to be closed, leaving the state one an absolute monopolist in the education field. Somehow it very much reminds the Soviet Union and administrative command system. Just only naïve person can think that with the closure of the SOI the Abkhaz State University will turn into a perfect educational institution even in five years with the help of just disappearing of the rival.
I don’t think that our authorities consist of naïve people. Then maybe they will explain to the public the reason of denying licensing a private educational institution, in which 900 students study and entered on their own will. Thanks God, they are not yet expelled but if SOI does not obtain the license how will they get their diplomas? Is there anyone who would like to receive a diploma of an unlicensed institution?
The Ministry of Education recognizes that the quality of education can not be analyzed without a regulatory base. Then where are the claims to SOI from? Didn’t they fall down from the ebony tree?
Having real problems, which pull up the development of the country, all this fuss around the SOI looks so absurdly that one is just at a loss, why to a blow the educational institution which gives four million rubles into the country’s budget in taxes and pays salaries to one hundred teachers? The whole world is fighting for the creation of new working places, especially for the people with high education, but we are going ahead of the planet in the opposite direction?
If the main reason lies in the building SOI is located in, and it is decided to give to a judiciary why not to say this openly? Our courts are huddling at the market’s backyard in the buildings which are little accommodated for them. The lavatory of the City Court is in the yard and looks like a cow house. Certainly, the judiciary must be located in the eligible conditions and this building after the reconstruction will have to look representative. But after all it is possible to propose alternative accommodation to the SOI rather than to drive it around like X's goat coming up with artificial excuses.
The situation resembles the one with raising mobile phone price. It was necessary to tell us frankly that the stationary communication became absolutely unprofitable and it must be saved by raising international tariffs of mobile communication as it must not be eliminated because the wide range of population use it. We could grumble a little but understand. Instead they pulled their leg and made such a mess that it is uncomfortable to remember it. And now the same happens! Why don’t the authorities trust our common sense?