The Education and Science Ministry’s alternative assessment of Latvian universities and colleges’ curricula, based on the Higher Education Council’s quantitative data, will not be used in the distribution of national budget funds among higher education schools until the Education and Science Ministry completes an audit of the Higher Education Council’s data, said Education and Science Minister Roberts Kilis’ advisor Reinis Tukiss, reports LETA. The ministry says it has information that Higher Education Council members themselves filled out part of the curricula assessment forms, and the Ministry’s evaluation of universities and colleges’ curricula is based on this quantitative analysis.
The Education and Science Ministry will nevertheless observe its principle that budget funds only go to quality curricula, and study programs that are of poor quality could receive budget funding only in exceptional cases - if they have no alternatives or if employers demand this. More...