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Dec 19, 2016

Hungarian government invests 54 billion HUF in church-run schools

The sum will be spent on reconstructing over 120 facilities in 60 to 70 towns and villages across Hungary

The Hungarian government has granted an extra 54 billion HUF from this year’s state coffers to church-run schools and kindergartens, Hungary’s state secretary in charge of church, minority and civil society relations has said.

The sum will be spent on reconstructing over 120 facilities in 60 to 70 towns and villages across Hungary, said Miklós Soltész.

According to MTI, churches currently have a share of 14 percent in public education while 55 percent of the population declare themselves as belonging to a church. There is therefore a pressing need for church schools, all the more so since they attract far more applications than their capacity can meet, the state secretary said.