National school students' organization LAKS was hit in a ransomware attack that left its exam complaint website off line from 4:00 p.m. on Thursday until Friday morning.
School pupil association LAKS' plan to participate in the parliamentary elections in March, turned out to be a "hoax". On Wednesday LAKS announced that reports about them participating in Parliament to address the problems in education are not true, calling it an "election stunt".
The Dutch national action committee for school pupils LAKS plan to take part in the parliamentary elections on March 15th. They feel that the current political parties aren't up to the task of stopping the negative developments in education, NOS reports. Sven Annen will be party leader for LAKS.
The national action committee for students LAKS launched the hotline "Help! My teacher is computer illiterate" on Monday after a among 66 thousand high school students revealed that less than half are satisfied with their teachers' IT skills. A fifth even found that their teachers do not know how to deal with IT
Some 200,000 pupils in the Netherlands will be taking final exams in the next two weeks. For havo students, today's agenda consists of Art and Management & Organization. For vwo students, the exam Dutch is today. Vmbo-students only start tomorrow.
On the first day of the final exams for the high schools, National Action Committee Students (LAKS) has received more than 21,000 complaints. This was published on their site for complaints. The VWO Dutch exam received most complaints, a staggering 15,000.
“The subject Dutch seems to be again the problematic one. The students thought it was unclear and difficult. The same happened last year,” a spokesman of LAKS said.