With the National Education Programme, which was set up together with the educational field, the cabinet wants to make up for the learning delay caused by corona. As previously announced, the government will therefore invest a total of 8.5 billion euros in education from 2021 to 2023.
Catching up delays
Primary and secondary schools are further compensating for delays with proven effective measures such as one-on-one tutoring, extra teaching time and feedback. Various measures will continue to contribute to better education and equal opportunities after the programme.
Financial breathing room
In addition, everyone who studies this academic year at the same study program as last year will receive a 50% discount on tuition or tuition fees. This gives students financial breathing space. An allowance has also been made for those who risk losing their right to a basic grant (MBO) and supplementary grant (MBO and higher education). The public transport card for students in higher education will be extended by a maximum of 12 months if it turns out that they need more time to obtain their diploma.
Attracting new teachers
The teacher shortage remains a major problem, especially in the major cities. We are also seeing significant staff shortages outside of education, but we are working hard to attract new teachers and school leaders and retain existing ones. Because all students should continue to receive a good education.
This cabinet has therefore structurally invested 800 million during this cabinet term and incidentally another 360 million in tackling the deficits. Partly because of this, the number of lateral entrants and teaching assistants has risen sharply. We have also made agreements with the major cities about tackling the shortages. But we’re not there yet. That is why we remain committed to tackling this problem with school boards, school leaders, teachers and the schools.
Workload primary education
The last tranche of the work pressure resources, part of the 800 million, has been added to the OCW budget in this budget. This increases to 430 million euros per year from 2025 to reduce workload in primary education. In addition, an additional 645 million euros is structurally available to compensate for the higher student numbers in higher education. This should ensure that more people can be employed and that the workload decreases.
At the request of the House of Representatives, this cabinet is investing 60 million euros extra in the teachers’ grant. In this way, teachers can continue to develop, for example by following a bachelor’s or master’s degree. This makes the subject more attractive to both current and future teachers.
By: National Education Guide
Ministry of Education gives priority to study delay and teacher shortage
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