Slovakia will provide 550 scholarships migrants

He said this in New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Miroslav Lajcak , who on behalf of the Slovak Government concludes, inter alia, the commitment, the government provides scholarships for more than 500 people who had to flee their homeland. Another concrete result that will double the number of people who in such form or another will be given access to other countries. As well, a million people get access to education and millions of people will get access to the labor market. So, these are the concrete outputs of today's summit. I consider it a great success that Slovakia was invited, said foreign Minister.

He further stated that the philosophy of the organizers of the summit was based on a voluntary basis; This means that countries that want to help, help a manner that is closest to them, their own and where they can be most effective. "In the case of Slovakia, I announced financial contributions. We have to date in the various UN agencies and the EU, which address the issue of migration, they gave more than 12 million euros, and by 2021 the volume of funds increased up to 19 million. The second thing, I gave a commitment that we take 550 scholars, this means that the government will provide 550 scholarships for young people who will be able to come to Slovakia to study in our universities, "said the minister, who he considers a form of investment for the future.

According to him, Slovakia will offer government scholarships for five years, while the first part is already determined for 2017. The selection will of the people not only interested but also possess the ability to successfully study at universities. It will be the people who were forced to leave their homes.The vast majority of them would be by Laj?Šk from Syria. As the selected candidates will be government scholarship, it is eliminated with the fact that they are a recognized refugee. "They will have the opportunity to study, learn, and our sense is that after graduation returned to their countries. It should be noted also that someone has to work on it, so that those countries pozviechali to begin to function normally and the best category people are just young educated people. We think it's an investment in specific people, but also for the future of those countries that today are shaken by military conflict, "he said.Offerings by the Minister refers to the number of scholarships, but about what courses will go, will clear up in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. "Of course, that that was the trade unions, which is of interest and that we are also able to teach in English," said the head of Slovak diplomacy. It believes that scholars after graduation will be able to return to their countries and participate in their recovery. Slovakia, however, you do not get anything, but according to minister's words, that was not the aim. "They did not ask us to ensure that we are something given. For us it is important to demonstrate that do not stand aside, that migration is truly a phenomenon that will not go away or a month or a year. Everything seems to indicate that in some way will continue, but must be regulate. it must clearly distinguish refugees from economic migrants should be of course to help people who are fighting for their lives. for me, it is extremely important that no one can say that Slovakia will face that does not concern us, "said Minister Laj?Šk. The main topic of the 71st UN General Assembly is the topic of migration. Devoted to her two global events - Monday's summit organized by UN Secretary-General, which provides the legal framework and agenda for the next steps for managing global migration. The aim of Tuesday's summit, organized by the US president was to generate concrete commitments..

Britain falls behind Poland and Slovakia in university tables

The UK has lost its edge as a world leader in providing higher education, one of the most authoritative international studies has revealed.

It has plummeted from fourth place to 15th in less than a decade in the percentage of graduates it produces - being overtaken by countries such as Poland and Portugal in the process.

The study's findings prompted dire warnings from lecturers and vice-chancellors' representatives, who said the UK faced relegation from the top league from which it would struggle to recover. The report, by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), comes just before a major government review of university finance by the former BP boss Lord Browne and cuts in higher education funding of up to 35 per cent.

The review is said to be moving towards introducing more of a university marketplace through higher fees for students - which would mean lifting the current cap of £3,225 to at least £7,000. Research evidence shows that the majority of students - about two-thirds - would be deterred from going to university if fees reached that level.

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