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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fines for Truants

MOSCOW () -- Tired of absentee students, a medical school is imposing fines on students and giving the money to angry teachers.

Itar-Tass reported Monday that the Medical Academy in Dagestan in southern Russia recently began imposing the fines because so many students were missing classes.

Students must pay 5,000 rubles ($1) for each hour of class they miss, no matter how good an excuse they might have. The money goes to teachers who have to repeat lectures for students.