Relevant institutions in Lithuania will work to review the graduation grading system within the next few years to make it based not only on graduation examinations, says Education and Science Minister Jurgita Petrauskiene.
Experts of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have recommended that Lithuania should continue with its structural reforms to achieve process, with a focus on fundamental restructuring of the education sector.
The Lithuanian government was briefed on Wednesday about a reform of universities proposed by a prime minister-appointed working group, but decided to hold a public discussion of the project with the academic community before sending it to the parliament for approval.
Some 63 percent of Lithuanians oppose plans of extending the academic year, while the number of those against is even higher among respondents with children of school age (72 pct), show a public opinion poll conducted by Vilmorus company.
While Lithuania leads among the Baltic states in the number of doctoral students and people with degrees, a number of indicators suggest that the country's education system is in poor health, experts say.
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