Universities continue to spend their earnings from students on unnecessary luxuries.
According to a report published by Civic Resistance, only 0.9 percent of funds go towards books and scientific research, whereas significant funds were used for furniture, vehicles, fuel, Internet and mobile phones.
“During these six months, the Polytechnic University has a high representation of expenses through a large number of transactions.
“In total, the expenses for the Polytechnic University of Tirana amount to 2.980 billion Euro,”said Rigels Xhemollari from Civic Resistance.
For the period from September to February, the "Fan S. Noli" University in Korça spent 24,000 Euro on fuel and the University of "Aleksandër Xhuvani" in Elbasan 22,000 euro.
Meanwhile, the University of Shkodra purchased a vehicle to the value or 24,000 euro.
“17 thousand Euro for phone calls means they spending more money talking on the phone than they are on scientific research for the students,” added Xhemollari.
It is asserted that this luxury spending is not in proportion to the spending that has gone to improve the quality of teaching.
What is even more surprising is that, despite the absence of books, building security has been added.
The report also mentioned the bloated structures of University Administration as a real concern in regards to finances.