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Sep 01, 2016

Back to school in Hungary

The human resources ministry’s state secretary noted that teachers’ wages will be increased on September 1 for the fourth consecutive year, and there will be another pay rise in 2017

Hungarian school children head back to school today following their annual summer breaks.

The Hungarian government has reassured unions and political parties that all the right conditions were in place for schools to start the year successfully

The establishment of special vocational high-schools have been implemented in the best interest of students and will not reduce a student’s chances of carrying on into higher education.

The government has said that the new vocational system would actually help the chances of vocational students who want to carry on into higher education because many will now be able to take standard matriculation exams.

Addressing a school-year opening in Csurgó, in south-western Hungary, the human resources ministry’s state secretary noted that teachers’ wages will be increased on September 1 for the fourth consecutive year, and there will be another pay rise in 2017.

Schooling expenses burdening families have further dropped due to the government’s decisions to grant free text books to pupils in another grade and provide free school meals to a broader circle of children.