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Proposal to subsidize theology in university education

The Ministry of Education and Science proposed the students in some fields of studies not to pay university taxes. These fields are Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Educational Studies, and Theology. If the choice of the first four is determined by the shortage of professionals in these spheres, the motives for the last one are not clearly stated. In addition, the universities in Bulgaria offer only programs in Orthodox Theology. The other religions in Bulgaria have no university level theological training recognized by the state authorities.

Source: “The Ministry of Education and Science proposes the state to subsidize the university education in the field of Theology” [Vissheto obrazovanie po teologiya da stane bezplatno, predlaga Ministerstvoto na obrazovanieto], published by Dveri.bg on 17 October 2017 (in Bulgarian).

20 November 2018