Thousands of state-funded places have been left vacant at higher schools in Lithuania after they failed to attract young people to study and become engineers and technologists.
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Pranas Žiliukas, president of the general higher education enrolment system (LAMA BPO), told BNS Lithuania the majority of vacant state-funded places were registered in engineering and technological sciences.

"Colleges still have over 4,000 vacant state-funded places, and universities have around 800. Half of them are in engineering and technological services," Žiliukas told BNS Lithuania on Monday, adding that the results could be expected, judging from the exam choices.

"It correlates with the choices of the graduation exams when we saw that, for example, only 5 percent took the chemistry exam," he said.

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