- July 21, 2017
Polish studies enrollment at Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences to be reopened
After meeting a negative response on holding back polish studies enrollment, the faculty is going to be reopened. It has been confirmed by the chairman of Seimas committee on education as well as by Minister of Education Jurgit Petrauskienė. Informed on Friday deputy representing Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Jarsosław Narkiewicz.
‘It is a result of intervention on various levels of Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania representatives, Macierz Szkolna and Association of Poles in Lithuania, who take care of polish education in Lithuania. Trial to shut down polish studies at the University has was successfully held back’ – Informed Jarosław Narkiewicz on Friday, on his Facebook page.
As we have informed before, on the 14th of July polish studies enrollment at Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences has been held back. Staff of Polish center said that is has been a big surprise to them. Administration of the University said that there was no big demand for the faculty. They also informed about canceling enrollement to 64 other faculties at Lithuanian Universities. Main reason for this decision was little demand for these faculties.
‘Graduates! Polish studies faculty at Lithuanian University of Educational Science is waiting for you! Polish government gave additional scholarships’ – wrote Narkiewicz.
‘We are hoping that there will be a sufficient number of students (at least 15 students in a group), but if group is smaller, threshold will be lowered’ – announced Narkiewicz.
There are plans on combining Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and Vytautas Magnus University. If it happens, polish studies will still be present. New specializations might be created which would give more educational possibilities for students’ – said Narkiewicz.
On the 24th of July results of the first stage enrollment will be announced and afterwards second stage enrollment to universities. There will be possibility to matriculate to polish studies.
Translated by Agnieszka Piontek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.