The number of students to be admitted to universities and Technical Educational Institutes (TEI) will be reduced by 10,250 compared with last year, while 25 departments, most of them in TEI, will not be open to new admissions after taking under consideration the constantly declining student attendance, it was announced on Tuesday by the ministry of education .
A total of 74,440 students will be admitted to higher education institutions this year, when in 2010 their number had reached 84,690 (not including the military and police academies).

“The goal set is the number of students admitted to universities and TEI to reflect the actual demand and not a virtual reality,” the ministry of education underlined.