President calls for committed agriculture students

Agricultural universities should admit students who know the countryside and the way things are done in agriculture, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a nationwide conference on 3 April to discuss the development of the countryside and ways to bolster agribusiness effectiveness, reports Belarus News.

Lukashenko attributed the failure to observe technologies in Belarusian agriculture primarily to the ineptitude and unwillingness of executives and specialists to properly organise work. “We often train specialists who have no desire to work in the countryside. Such graduates will quit after working for two years, after doing more damage than benefit,” he said.

He said the government should come up with an optimal system. “Prospective students who know the rural way of life and agribusiness should be admitted to agrarian universities every year,” he said. “People in the countryside are not that rich, but they work harder than city dwellers.”
Full report on the Belarus News site