Minister calls conference for education leaders

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Hungary’s Ministry of Human Capacities is organizing a conference on education on April 1 for leaders of educational institutions, to share information on the government’s planned reforms of the country’s education system, Hungarian online daily vs.hu reported.

Speaking this morning on state-owned Kossuth radio, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog (pictured) said that the Hungarian government takes the issues raised by teachers and demonstrators across the country in the past few weeks, very seriously, vs.hu reported. He also encouraged leaders in education to start organizing regional, country-wide forums to inform all those working in education about the planned changes. 

According to reports, the ministry is planning to discuss the changes to the maintenance of the education system following the imminent dismantling of the Klebelsberg Maintenance Institute, a centralized education authority, which has widely been criticized by educators across the country, and which will be replaced by a much less centralized system from September.

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