Budapest, January 29 (MTI) – Socialist leader József Tóbiás has called on Human Resources Minister Zoltán Balog to resign over the government’s handling of the health care system and “failed” education reform.
Tóbiás told a press conference on Friday that the government needs to “go back to the drawing board” on its education policy. He said Fidesz is “running” from society by holding talks with “its own people” on how to improve education and health care instead of negotiating directly with those who are criticising their policies.
Tóbiás said the Klebelsberg Institute (Klik), the state body that oversees Hungary’s schools, should be scrapped, and schools should again be managed by local communities. He said the government should manage health care and education under two separate ministries.
The Socialist leader said the government’s implementation of its recently announced administrative restructuring plans would “eliminate professionalism” from education and health care.