Ministry of Education and Science (Lithuania)
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublikos švietimo ir mokslo ministerija) is a government department of the Republic of Lithuania. Its operations are authorized by the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, decrees issued by the President and Prime Minister, and laws passed by the Seimas (Parliament). Its mission is to prosecute state administration functions and realize state policy in education, science, studies branches.
Goals and objectives of the Ministry of Education and Science:
- to implement the national system of formal and non-formal education which secures social attitudes in favour of education and creates conditions for lifelong learning in a changing democratic society;
- to implement the state policy of science and studies in accordance with the Law on Science and Studies and other legal acts;
- to coordinate the activity of Lithuanian institutions of science and studies, etc.