Too many unis in Kyrgyzstan?

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Hot on the heels of my last post which compared the high number of universities in Kyrgyzstan to other European countries with similar populations, it seems that the Kyryz government has also taken up the theme. Kyrgyz news agency 24 yesterday reported on criticisms made by the head of state Almazbek Atambayev about quality levels and graduate preparedness. The comments were made on 1 September, known as the Day of Knowledge in many former Soviet countries (as it’s the day the school year starts, so Atambayev clearly picked the day deliberately to request further investigation into the quality vs quantity issues in Kyrgyz higher education.

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    […] Kyrgyz government in particular may well be taking notes on this strategy. As I have previously reported, the President himself has taken an interest in the burgeoning number of institutions in the […]


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