The lower house of the Russian parliament passed a law allowing senior students from teacher training colleges to teach in kindergartens and primary schools and run children’s circles.
Commenting on the document, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin emphasized that such an approach would reduce staff shortages in schools. This is especially important for rural areas, where teacher shortages are particularly acute. It is also important that, having the opportunity to work while studying, young people, upon receiving a diploma, “will already have work experience and a workbook.”
The law was initiated by the United Russia faction. It also allows university students to get jobs in universities or scientific organizations as teaching and support staff. According to the first deputy head of the State Duma Science Committee, Alexander Mazhuga, we are talking about engineers, technicians, laboratory assistants, who will attract young people to the research and development sector.
The procedure for the employment of students will be developed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The law can take effect on September 1.