TIRANA, February 2/ATA/- Albania’s Minister of Education Lindita Nikolla stated on Friday that the government enabled the accreditation process of the country’s public and private institutions of higher education recognizing the best possible accepted standard of quality.
During presentation of the Report on accreditation processes of the universities, Nikolla reminded that it was one of the commitments of the government.
Further on, the education minister offered the government support for all the institutions of the higher education to hold a healthy debate of improvement.
Minister Nikolla said that the process was carried out by a board of accreditation quite separated from politics.
“We are determined to advance according to the best European standards. And while looking for the best, first of all we did the homework by ourselves”, said the minister.
The minister said that following consideration of legal criteria, 22 private institutions of the higher education and one public institution were closed for being in open violation of the law.
Minister Nikolla said that, “We are looking for quality diplomas in Albania that can compare with those of the best countries so that to connect them in an integral way with the labour market and enable development of the Albanian society through injecting them into all the branches of national development”.
She also gave assurances to the institutions of the higher education for the government support, respect of their autonomy, academic freedom and financial support./k.s//m.m/p.s./
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