06 April 2019 - Students are the most important resource of Montenegrin society and the primary driver of Montenegro's development, and systemic educational reforms have significantly contributed to their better knowledge and European competitiveness of all Montenegrin universities, it was assessed during the "Ask Minister" Forum.
Minister of Education Damir Šehović, Minister of Science Sanja Damjanović and Minister of Sports and Youth Nikola Janović spoke with about 60 students from all universities in Montenegro within the second "Ask Minister" Forum. This year's "Ask Minister" Forum was organised by the Secretariat-General of the Government, in cooperation with the Rectorate of the University of Montenegro, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Sports and Youth and the Ministry of Science, within the project EU4ME, funded by the European Union, and implemented by UNDP.
Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljević congratulated the students on the upcoming holiday and said that they are the most important resource and the greatest wealth of this society.
Rector of the University of Montenegro Danilo Nikolić pointed out that students, as representatives of the future intellectual elite and the general force of the development of Montenegrin society, are vital witnesses of the adequate application of higher education programmes, scientific and development projects and cultural and sports content from the university and wider social milieu.
Minister Šehović reminded that free basic and master studies were introduced last year and that the second generation of students who do not pay scholarship is enrolled this year, 3,541 of them.
Minister Janović said that Montenegro's youth is the future of Montenegro, stressing that the Ministry of Sports and Youth creates conditions for young athletes and their professional development.
As Minister Damjanović emphasized, Montenegro needs innovative ideas that will strengthen entrepreneurial culture and reduce the outflow of talents.