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GULYÁS: GOVT SCRAPS FOREIGN LANGUAGE EXAM REQUIREMENT FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION ADMISSION

 

Hungary’s government is withdrawing an earlier decision to require a mid-level foreign language exam for admission to an institution of higher education, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said. Introducing the requirement would have created serious difficulties in some areas of study, such as agriculture, Gulyás told a regular press briefing. He added that the National Union of Students in Hungary (HÖOK), the network of Roma colleges and the language teachers association had asked for the requirement to be scrapped.
On another topic, Gulyás said the government had raised funding for health insurance by over 34 billion forints (EUR 102.5m), mainly to make certain health-care treatments, such as products for treating breast or lung cancer, more accessible.