Students demonstrate for better education in Hungary
Supporters of the Diák Vagyok (I am a student) movement staged a demonstration in Budapest on Thursday, demanding changes to the education system and involvement in decision-making.
Olivér Országh, spokesman for the Independent Student Parliament, said in his speech that his organisation had for years submitted proposals to the government to make courses more up to date and offer skills making graduates competitive in Europe.
“But what we see is that thousands of teachers have changed careers and thousands of students have dropped out of the system; those that stay will leave unprepared,” he added.
As we wrote few days ago, Eurostat’s latest data show that the number of graduates decreased in Hungary again in the last year. They examined how the percentage of the people having a degree changed in the age group 30 – 34. In fact, Hungary accepted that it would increase the graduates’ rate to at least 34%. Read more HERE.