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Higher education institutions in Moldova to get funding from World Bank

13:11 | 21.11.2022 Category: Social

Chisinau, Nov. 21 /MOLDPRES/- Several universities and colleges in the country will receive funding within the higher education project in Moldova, implemented by the Ministry of Education and Research, with the support of the World Bank. The certificates in this sense were handed out today at a festive event in the presence of Prime Minister Natalia Gavriliţa.

"Even if the country is going through a difficult period, we cannot forget about development, because the economy of the future is based on knowledge. We need competent specialists, professionals, in whom we can trust. Their training is the merit of the teaching staff, as well as the relevant methods and contents, which we will fully support. The government has undertaken to ensure not only good legislation, based on quality and modernization, but also the necessary resources for its implementation", the prime minister said.

According to Minister of Education and Research Anatolie Topală, investments in the infrastructure of universities and colleges will substantially improve the quality of the teaching-learning environment within educational institutions. "Also, this project aims to help higher education institutions improve their study programs so that they meet the demands of the labor market," the official said.

The beneficiary institutions were selected on a competitive basis. Public higher education institutions and pedagogical colleges that train specialists in the fields of: education sciences were eligible; engineering and engineering activities; information and communication technologies; health etc. The total value of the program is 24.7 million euros, and the money can be used to modernize and equip classrooms, laboratories and research centers.

The project was launched in 2020 and provides systemic interventions to improve the quality, financing and management of higher education. The project will end in 2025, the value of the loan granted by the World Bank is 35.7 million euros.

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