RIGA - On September 14, Latvian President Egils Levits met with members of the board of Latvian College Association in the Riga Castle to discuss how colleges are coping with changes in the higher education system and higher education reform.
As the President's Chancellery reported, the president keenly listened to remarks of the association representatives and pointed out that "although higher education reform is focusing on specific objectives, solutions concerning colleges are superficial, which definitely needs to be corrected".
According to President Levits, Latvia needs to ensure that its education system is state of the art and competitive at the European and global level. All levels of education must strive for excellence and that is what higher education reform is geared towards.
President met with Talavs Jundzis, Chair of Association’s Board and Head of Riga College of Law, and the following members of College Association Board: Janis Rozenblats, Head of Riga Technical College, Inara Upmale, Head of Red Cross Medical College of Riga Stradins University, Livija Jankovska, Head of the Daugavpils University Medical College and Mariks Petrusins, Head of the State Border Patrol College.