Education Minister Opposes Multiplication of Universities

Domestic | September 8, 2016, Thursday // 18:13|  views

“The Ministry of Education and Science will not tolerate an increase in the number of higher-education places. We must ensure the quality of higher education and this will be impossible if, in a situation where there are not enough students, universities continue to expand and multiply,” stated Education Minister Meglena Kuneva.

“It is always being said that the opening of a branch or a new university is good for the region. But this is only true if there are students, not if after a year the university begins to face difficulties,” commented Kuneva.

In her opinion, part of the solution to the problem is for universities to provide programmes in the field of life-time learning. “We cannot import demography, but we can import students,” added Kuneva. She pointed out that increasing the number of students from the Bulgarian Diaspora might be a good policy.

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