Education network considers fewer branches of studies
The Flemish Network of Catholic Secondary Education has proposed combining some branches of study in secondary schools to improve transparency
VVKSO wants to combine some areas of study
Currently, the final two years of secondary education alone count more than 150 study concentrations. Analyses show that most students in the general studies of economics-modern languages, for instance, go on to successfully complete a Bachelor’s degree. But this is also the case for students that follow business sciences or accounting in technical education. VVKSO suggests uniting these students in one concentration called economy and society.
VVKSO director-general Mieke Van Hecke confirms that many schools are already taking concrete steps in this direction. For certain changes, however, a government decree is required.
million school-going children in 2013
million euros Flemish education budget for new school infrastructures in 2013
percent of boys leaving secondary school without a diploma