Upgraded «College Student Card» will give new privileges
Today, more than 10 thousand young Muscovites use social «College Student Card». The card gives extensive capabilities for not only school students but also teachers.
Students use the card when paying for food in the buffets and dining-halls, buying supplies in shops located in the schools, as well as for travelling by metro. On the other hand teachers can use cards to account for truants, because the cards are used as a "pass" in schools, and record times of arrival and departure of each student.
Specialists of the information-analytical center of the Moscow Department of Education decided to expand the application field of the Card. By the end of the year 2009 the social «College Student Card» will be valid for travel by ground public transport - buses, trolley buses and trams.
Implementation of program «College Student Card» to travel by ground transport is provided by the Smart Technologies Group, which made it possible earlier to travel by metro using the Card.
In the future, using the Card students will receive discounts when purchasing tickets to theaters and museums. And officials will be able to calculate how these cultural institutions are popular among children and adolescents.
Among other things, in future school students will be able to pay for purchases in stores and to withdraw cash via ATM using «College Student Card», which was previously unavailable. However, this privilege will benefit only the students, provided with the money by their parents.