MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko will hold a meeting to discuss improvements to the university admission process, BelTA has learned.
“Remember, Lukashenko gave an instruction to make a final decision on the admission rules for 2023 by the end of the year? Prospective students, their parents and teachers should have the opportunity to prepare for all the changes in advance. Today this matter will be discussed at the meeting hosted by the head of state,” the Pul Pervogo Telegram channel said. “As usual, a wide range of experts will be involved in the discussion so that the entire spectrum of opinions will be heard. Thus, we are expecting a serious discussion that will deal not only with the admission process, but the entire education system,” the Telegram channel added.
A reminder, on 23 August Aleksandr Lukashenko hosted a government meeting to discuss the development of the national education system. The meeting included a wider circle of stakeholders.
The meeting discussed amendments to education laws, in particular, the updated Education Code and university admission rules planned from 2023.
The head of state also stressed the need to consider problematic issues. “I am sure there are such issues. I would like them to be voiced today. I urge those present to have a frank conversation. If there is any doubt about the decisions made and if you see any problems, let's discuss them today. We have no time to waste. If we are wrong, people will not forgive us. How many times are we going to revisit the issue of reforming and improving our education system? Most of our citizens are connected to the education system in one way or another,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
“Therefore, teachers, school leavers and their parents should know all the admission rules,” the Belarusian leader said.