Young French-speaking students in Belgium lag behind their peers elsewhere in the European Union and in the rest of the developed world in reading achievement, according to the results of the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2016), released on Tuesday.
A Palestinian girls’ school financed by Belgian cooperation has been named after a terrorist, prompting the Government to suspend its support to all school-related projects in the Palestinian territories, various Flemish newspapers reported on Tuesday.
The fact that different children go to different schools prevents students from disadvantaged environments and/or immigrant children from having the same educational opportunities as other students, the Research Group on Ethnic Relations, Migration and Equality, GERME, of the Brussels Free University warns.
The Council of Ministers of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation has “definitively” adopted a decree modifying reforms to student allowances, the Minister of Higher Education, Jean-Claude Marcourt, said on Wednesday in a press release.
A course on Philosophy and Citizenship will be introduced in all public secondary schools from the 1st of September.
Placing nurseries and kindergartens under one authority and having coordinated educational programs from the age of one year and up improves the quality of care for young children and can reduce inequalities according to an OECD report published on Wednesday.
The sexist email medical students at the ULB received about their results publication “is contrary to our values and practices”, the Brussels-based University’s spokesman Nicolas Dassonville said on Saturday evening.
The occupation by students of the campuses of the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) has been extended to Monday to protest against the increase of entrance fees for students from countries outside the European Union.
After a general meeting on Friday at 12:00, the students decided to extend their occupation of the campus of the Free University of Brussels (ULB) over the weekend.
The government of the Walloon-Brussels Federation (FWB) has validated the detailed program for the entrance examinations for doctors and dentists, announced the Minister of Higher Education of the FWB, Jean-Claude Marcourt, on Wednesday by way of a press release.