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08/01/2018 Aleksandra DajkoEpoka UniversityDepartment Of Architecture/ENG 101Topic:Education and Learning                                             Programsof Private and Public Universities in AlbaniaAnuniversity is an institution of higher education and research which grantsacademic degrees in a variety of subjects. In order to take the proper decision forthe right university, it requires a lot of time to make a critical thinking andthe experiences of previous students influence your ultimate choice. Both private and public universitiesexist in Albania. Thenumber of private universities compared to the public ones is approximately thesame.

It is mostly based on teaching strategies and techniques of othercountries and it has a key role in the economic growth. This essay will give ussome differences and similarities between private and public universities.Firstly, publicuniversities which are commonly called state universities,are funded by the governmentof Albania. (CliffNotes) Students who want togo to public universities are selected by the criteria of Matura Shteterore.

The selection of them is done by points of Matura Shteterore or total averageof high-school (including the exams of Matura Shteterore). Thetuition fee is lower than that of a private university. (Bradshaw, 2015)(CliffNotes) A lecture might last1 hour and it is taught in albanian. There are breaks after each hour which maylast 15 min and long breaks which last 2 hours. There’s a limited number ofstudents who have been accepted in these schools, according to differentfaculties. There is an emphasized lack of practicing areas such as laboratoriesand equipments. Public schools have to teach what thestate and the district board tells them to teach. In addition, they preparestudents for state assessment testing on a regular basis.

Clubsand activities are usually considered extras. Dress codes anduniforms are not defined in the public school arena. While, on the other hand, privateuniversities have their own specifics.

In Albania these universities are oftencriticized and this is a crucial point which stimulates the tendency forcompetitions between universities and as result they tend to improve theirquality. Privateuniversities in Albania are privately funded, and they usually have highertuition than a public university. Each of them has their own criteria forbecoming their student.

These criteria might be typical exams of theuniversity, a limited number of ranking students or the same criteria as publicuniversities (Matura Shteterore).The lectures might be given in differentlanguages which are commonly english, italian, albanian. A lecture usuallylasts 45 min and there’s a short break after each lecture which lasts 15 minand long breaks might last 1 or 2 hours. The number of students depends on thepreferences of faculties by students.

Their number varies from 25-60 or more. Privateschools develop their own curricula. They teach the subjects based on theirspecific program. They use a variety of assessment methods to determine how astudent is performing. Private schools usually mount a wideoffering of extracurricular activities depending on the kind ofschool and its program.

Extracurricular activities offer opportunities forpersonal growth and social development. (Bradshaw, 2015) There are few private universitieswhich require dress code and uniforms.However, bothprivate and public universities requirethe student to have a bachelor’s degree (N, 2010)and they provide to the students a lot of suitablefacilities such as library, computer labs, cafeterias, accommodation, so they can adapt their life easily tothe university. (Lopez, 2016) (Study Moose, 2016)Theyboth have a certain  break after alecture and they give an economic and educational growth in Albania.To sum up, both private and public universities,along with many stereotypes that contribute to public perception of each arepart of education. The fact that there exists a competition between these twogives a positive contribute in the improvement of the education level andquality in Albania.

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