Hungarian education is increasingly being dropped by parents. More and more people send their children to school in Austria.
Hungarian children taken to Austrian schools
Last year alone, 1367 new Hungarian students were enrolled in Austrian institutions. Their numbers are growing at such a pace that in a few years, Hungarians could be the largest minority in Austria.
Not only are more and more people moving to Austria to work, but the number of Hungarian students studying there is also growing steadily. In the 2010/2011 school year, only 2,117 Hungarian students were enrolled in Austrian public education, but by the 2021/2022 school year, the number will have risen to 10,646, G7 reports.
Number of Hungarian students in Austria increased the most
While in Austria, the number of Hungarian students in primary and secondary education increased, in Hungary, it decreased by 14 percent. The overall number of foreign students in Austrian schools has also grown rapidly over the past 15 years. It went from 9 percent in 2006/07 to 17 percent in the latest year.
However, of the 20 countries measured, the number of Hungarian children in Austrian schools has increased the most in the last decade and a half, rising eightfold.
The G7 article concludes that one in every 100 Hungarian children now goes to school in Austria.
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