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KÁSLER: NEW CURRICULUM TO BE INTRODUCED IN SCHOOLS FROM SEPT

 

Hungary’s new national curriculum (NAT) and the detailed regulation of specific subject areas will be introduced in schools from the next academic year in September, the human resources minister said. “The textbooks will be ready and the publication and distribution of textbooks can be guaranteed,” Miklós Kásler told public Kossuth Rádió, adding that he saw no obstacles to the introduction of the new curriculum from the next academic year. He said that out of around three thousand schools, only seven had objected to the introduction of the new national curriculum, with a few university lecturers joining them. The proportion of opponents, at under 1%, is low, he said. Out of the 19 subjects affected, a few objections have been raised in connection with Hungarian literature and history. But these objections, he added, were “politically motivated” and were not “substantive”, he said, adding that several attempts to get secondary school students involved in such matters had been “rather unfortunate”.