RUSSIA, March 29, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said he would not force his point of view on his 15-year-old son, Ilya, and would let him choose his future occupation himself, RIA NOVOSTI reported.
Russian teenagers finish school at the age of 16-17, and may then continue their education by entering a higher education institution or a training college.
Meeting with students and professors from technical universities on Tuesday, Medvedev was asked whether Ilya Medvedev has chosen his future occupation.
“My answer will be very brief: let him make the decision himself. I can add only one thing: I certainly won’t press my point of view on him.”
The president emphasized that it was not good when “parents shove their children into universities” with no regard to the teenagers’ interests and skills.
“You should not study for your parents, you should study for yourself,” Medvedev said. (*)