Language certification requirement for uni axed
The government is going back on its earlier decision that makes an intermediate language certificate necessary for commencing studies at a higher education institution, according to an announcement by Gergely Gulyás, the Minister heading the Prime Ministerʼs Office, government news site kormany.hu reports.
Gulyás argued that the introduction of the requirement would have resulted in serious difficulties in some sectors. As examples, he mentioned the training of nursery school teachers and higher education in agriculture.
The minister admitted that there was no consensus on the revocation of the decision, which was adopted some six years ago. While noting that the language skills of young Hungarians are at the bottom of EU rankings, he added that the government has already adopted measures to improve their language skills.
Regarding future language certificate requirements, Gulyás said he does not see a chance for reinstating the requirement now lifted within the next couple of years.
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.