This year and next year secondary vocational schools (VMBO) will receive more money for pupils with a technical profile, Minister Arie Slob for Primary and Secondary Education wrote in a letter to parliament. In this way the government wants to stimulate technical education, he said, NOS reports.
Young people that graduated from a university or college find it somewhat easier to find a job than in previous years. People who completed a vocational course, however, are still having a hard time.
High school and secondary vocational school students are performing slightly better in the maths test this year.
According to Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker, there will be a significant shortage of teachers in the coming years, even though new teachers are now struggling to get work in education.