The quality of Flemish education has dropped considerably in recent years, according to a University of Leuven (KULeuven) study quoted by De Morgen on Monday.

Charleroi postal sorting goes digital

Thursday, 28 March 2019 11:58
Charleroi’s postal sorting centre (located close to Charleroi South Station), is going digital thanks to a new centre of shared industrial research and a digital business training space.
The City of Brussels has responded positively to a call from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) for a multilingual school in the capital.
The Flemish dialect of Dutch is on the decline as the first language of Flanders’ youth, N-VA (New Flemish Alliance) MP Vera Celis concluded, based on various parliamentary answers.

A test could predict a university fail

Saturday, 23 March 2019 22:30
Introducing an entrance exam for higher education courses could predict a fail in the first year.
More than one-quarter of all new students heading up to Flemish secondary schools in Brussels have still not been allocated a place, the VRT reports. Some 500 children are affected.
Dutch speakers who register their children in a school in the Vlaamse Rand (Flemish periphery) area around Brussels will not be given priority over non-dutch speakers, according to reports.
Forcing school students to repeat a year is “often a remedy worse than the illness it sets out to treat,” according to a new study carried out by the universities of Liege and Louvain-la-Neuve.
If the student protests held on Thursdays as part of Climate Thursdays continue until May, some students will go over the permitted 20 half-days of unjustified absence, warns the Brussels-Wallonia Federation Education minister Marie-Martine Schyns.
The education commission in the parliament of the French Community has unanimously approved a draft decree aimed at gradually making pre-school education free.