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13 February 2024, 13:14

Lukashenko instructs to set up working group for education

MINSK, 13 February (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has instructed to set up a working group to study the situation in the education system by analogy with the working group for the healthcare system, BelTA has learned. 

"We need to set up a working group for universities as we did in healthcare. The universities are in need of impetus. They have stuck in the old practices, haven’t they,” the head of state said addressing Education Minister Andrei Ivanets. First of all, the president urged to pay attention to the content and quality of the curricula and to consider the possibility of reducing the training time for certain specialties: “The working group will look into what programs can be reduced and will suggest renewed curricula for them. Maybe three and four years will be enough instead of five or four years.”

“Before 1 September, we must clearly define how we will proceed.  If such a need arises (and probably it will), we will meet in late August to hear the reports of the working group after it inspected the situation in all the universities. This will be similar to the work we did in healthcare. We will sum up the results and draw conclusions about how we proceed,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

As it has been reported, in 2023, Belarus has carried an inspection of the healthcare system. An interdepartmental working group was set up on the instruction of the president. The group included not government officials, but specialists with the necessary qualifications and sufficient practical experience. They inspected healthcare institutions of different levels in different regions of the country and presented the report to the head of state identifying the shortcomings and suggesting ways to solve them.
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