Goals and objectives of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport:
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.
In order to implement the assigned tasks, the Ministry:
develops one-year and long-term educational investment programmes,
approves requirements for the regulations of state-run and municipal schools;
approves the general curriculum content of formal education, and achievement levels;
organizes and coordinates the accreditation of the secondary education programme;
approves the procedure of consecutive learning under general education programmes and the procedure for organization and implementation of matura exams;
establishes, liquidates, and reorganizes vocational schools and approves general vocational education plans.