UzLiDeP deputy proposes to build social houses for students
Each time before the start of the academic year, the issue of providing students with a hostel becomes relevant. Because, in higher education institutions, the issue of students living in rented apartments is not put in a systematic way, and there are many problems in this sphere.
Due to the lack of places in numerous student dormitories of higher education institutions, students living in rented apartments face a number of problems. It is regrettable that the system of working with them leaves much to be desired.
When talking with students who have come from the regions to study in Tashkent, you can find out that they live in a rented apartment, rental prices are high and are often located far from higher education institutions. Therefore, providing students with housing is an urgent task of today, which does not tolerate delay.
We all know well that the President of the country in his Address this year emphasized that all conditions will be created for young people who seek to obtain higher education, and that in 2020 the coverage of school graduates with higher education will be at least 20 percent, and in the future this figure will reach 50-60 percent.
Of course, with the expansion of coverage, the need for student housing will also grow. According to the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education, today there are only 225 student dormitories in higher education institutions, which can accommodate almost 60 thousand students. This means that the coverage of the place of residence of students is only 30-35 percent.
Undoubtedly, in this situation, young people who are not provided with housing will be forced to live in rented private apartments on the domestic market. The monthly payment for living in such apartments starts from 2 million soums. If to live for 4 people, you will have to pay 500 thousand soums per person. Of course, this does not include communal services.
Taking into account the above problems, I would like to suggest the following. In my opinion, the most correct way in this situation would be the construction of “Social Houses”, which will be leased to students. For the construction of such houses, first of all, it is necessary to support the private sector or to implement it on the basis of a public-private partnership. To do this, entrepreneurs need to provide low-interest and long-term loans.
For the construction of Social Houses, entrepreneurs will submit their projects to the commission. House projects should have affordable prices, be of high quality, meet the requirements, while the prices for living should not be high. Most importantly, social homes should have large reading rooms, libraries and Wi-Fi.
Students are accommodated in social homes on the basis of a contract. And this will provide a specific definition of the rights and obligations of both parties, as well as the warning will exclude the ordeal of students when looking for an apartment. It will be possible to avoid various unpleasant situations.
Deputy of the Legislative
Chamber of the Oliy Majlis,
Member of UzLiDeP Faction