Higher education in Lithuania
Quotes on education
"Education is the most powerful tool that you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught" - Oscar Wilde
3 ideas that I agree with and 3 ideas that I disagree with
It is bad that the price of studies does not depend on the profession's potential to generate money. I agree with it - a musician that has to pay 20 thousand for his studies will go broke the most likely, because he is not likely to earn that amount of money quick enough.
"If you have money, you just pay up and serve the time". I agree. You should not be allowed to actually buy a degree.
"Registration fee be adopted for all Lithuanian universities and all courses for all students.". I strongly disagree. According to Lithuanian Constitution, pupils that achieve good results have a right to get free education. Any way around this principle would already be an attempt to ignore constitution.
Only students that fail exams should have to pay for tuition - I strongly disagree. Then we would have to boost the minimum requirements enormously. Because nowadays students that do not pass exams are highly unlikely to want to study in a university - 9 times out of 10 they are and want to be a marginal part of society. Universities will not survive with such a minor income paid only by 1/10 of the students that fail their exams, which is a very small part of those who try to pass them.
"There are now 200,000 students in Lithuania.". I disagree - this is not an exact number and there is no word "about".