Enrolment in adult education drops

18th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

18 September 2007, BRUSSELS – Flemish Education Minister Frank Vandenbroucke had promised that a large part of the population would be eligible for lower tuition fees for adult education courses. This did not turn out to be the case however.

18 September 2007

BRUSSELS – Flemish Education Minister Frank Vandenbroucke had promised that a large part of the population would be eligible for lower tuition fees for adult education courses. This did not turn out to be the case however.

The number of enrolments for adult education has fallen by 15 to 20 percent at some education centres. More and more students are requesting they be allowed to pay in instalments because they are unable to pay their tuition in one lump sum.

One of the effects of the new decree on adult education is that registration fees have increased from EUR 0.40 to EUR 0.80 per instruction hour.

The Flemish Education Minister Frank Vandenbroucke had insisted earlier that many people would be eligible for lower tuition rates. But in reality most will be required to pay the full amount this September, and are therefore opting not to take the courses.

Senior citizens, students and stay-at-home mothers in particular find the tuition too high.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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