Estonian minister of education Jaak Aaviksoo is dissatisfied with the number of dropouts in universities and wants universities to become accountable for the number of graduates, writes Postimees. Aaviksoo who is former rector of Tartu University has now proposed that the state signs performance-based contracts with universities that would be funded according to actual graduation.
Aaviksoo says that since 2007 universities have received state funding, but failed to ensure graduation at the amount of 96 million euros or one full-year graduation.
In 2010 the state paid the universities 133 million euros, but graduation was 21 million euros lower.
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