Lieven Boeve new head of catholic schools network
Lieven Boeve, the dean of theology at KU Leuven will take over as head of the influential catholic schools network in September
New director replaces Mieke Van Hecke this autumn
From 1 September, Boeve (pictured) will take over from Mieke Van Hecke, who has held the post since 2004. He will lead the VSKO for at least five years.
Boeve has been in his current post at KU Leuven since 2008 and also leads the university’s teacher training programme. He will remain connected to KU Leuven, where he will continue to work with PhD students.
The head of VSKO is always chosen by the Belgian Bishops’ Conference, the regulating body of the catholic church in Belgium. According to bishop Johan Bonny, who is responsible for education, Boeve “can bridge the gap between secondary and university education.”
Boeve declared that catholic education should not ignore its own identity in order to participate in the dialogue of a pluralistic society.
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