Students of vocational training centers (VTC) demonstrated in front of the Democratic Party’s headquarters in Ulaanbaatar, on October 6, demanding that the government’s student stipends be issued again.
The 40 protestors said that Mongolia’s vocational education system has not evolved to serve the demands of its economy. The students were unhappy with the decision of the government to stop the distribution of the Government of Mongolia’s monthly stipend of 70,000 MNT for all students beginning in January.
During the demonstration, students held signs listing their demands. VTC teachers have pointed out that the majority of VTC students are between the ages of 15 and 17, and they rely on the stipends that the government granted to be able to pursue vocational education.