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Mar 24, 2017

Improvements to Hungary's education system coming with new national curriculum plans

Valéria Csépe, the project’s ministry commissioner, announced there will be radical changes to Hungary's education system

Hungary's education system is set to change for the better after it was announced a new national curriculum of education will be introduced.

Valéria Csépe, the project’s ministry commissioner, announced there will be radical changes to Hungary's education system.

“We would like to write a new and modern national curriculum of education which better fits our modern age. The world has changed, children have changed, so we have to prepare the students for these new expectations and conditions,” she said, adding the importance of bringing technical developments into schools and to embed the teaching of digital skills.

There will also be new books and reading materials given to students that are age and reading-level appropriate. “Many people attacked me when I said we should give Harry Potter to the children to read in the 3rd and 4th grades. But to tell the truth, that is exciting and interesting to them," she said, adding that in this age it is very difficult to endear reading to the young. If they are not interested and motivated, then they won’t read at all.

The commissioner added that the new curriculum will be much more flexible but will retain some form of structure to avoid chaos.