The Hungarian government has decided to increase the aid to ethnic Hungarian families sending their children to Hungarian schools, a state secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office told a press conference in Cluj (Kolozsvár) on Wednesday.
Miklós Pányi also announced that the government would contribute to a school bus project by the Rákóczi Association, to be implemented in small settlements of Transylvania.
Pányi pointed to negative demographic trends in Europe, and said they especially impacted Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin. A decreasing number of children has caused problems in the financing of Hungarian schools, and “the Hungarian government must address that problem,” the state secretary said.
Providing school buses could be key in ensuring access to education in Hungarian, Pányi said. This could be crucial for Hungarian families, communities and schools in their efforts to survive, he added.
From January on, students of Hungarian schools in Ukraine receive a gross HUF 100 (EUR 262), increased from HUF 22,400, while students in other countries will receive a similar amount from September on, Pányi said.
Csongor Csáky, head of the Rákóczi Association, said the school bus programme, launched in southern Slovakia last year, would be rolled out to a further 31 settlements in Romania. All together, the service will help over 500 children from over 100 towns to 34 primary schools, he added.
This Orban Government – its PRIORITIZATION – into Education, the cataclysmic MESS it is in, this decision is NOT near – the top of the list – that Orban and his “Lot” – have to answer for and correct in Education in Hungary.
Could it be PROPAGANDA – or looking as though they are a “Caring” Government – the BIG Bluff game?
PRIORITIZATION – this Orban Government worsens – in its decision making process and ability – from the MOUNTING pressures – coming from inside Hungary and the “Outside” World – RIGHTFULLY.
How about FIRST supporting the students that live in Hungary by paying teachers a livable wage?