2019.04.15 06:53

Lithuanian government to fund more medical residents and science students

LRT.lt2019.04.15 06:53

The Lithuanian government is to confirm an amended studies financing plan on Monday following the prime minister's criticism. The new plan includes more state-funded spots for science students and medical residents.

Last week, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis criticised the plan presented by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport for financing studies in public universities and colleges.

The prime minister said the state should fund more spots for medical residents. Other members of the cabinet also criticised cuts in the number of tuition-free places in science programmes, saying the state should encourage more students to study sciences.

Following the criticism, Education Minister Algirdas Monkevičius said last week he had found the solution to fund more tuition-free spots within existed budgetary restraints. The amended plan foresees 20 additional medical residencies, about 50 tuition-free places for mathematics students and a hundred more each for engineering and computer science.

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