On Thursday between 2:00pm and 4:00pm, a hundred people demonstrated outside the office of Jean-Claude Marcourt, Minister of Higher Education for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
In Belgium, 9.8% of young people between 18 and 24 have no secondary education qualifications and are not currently in training, La Dernière Heure reported on Tuesday.

ULB students fight education budget cuts

Monday, 30 March 2015 20:16
As part of their campaign for “another type of education”, the BEA (Office of student organisers) at ULB (Free University of Brussels) organised a symbolic protest followed by a meeting, to mobilise students against possible budget cuts in education, on Friday afternoon.
Created in 2014 to work on Minister Marcourt’s vision, Ares (Academy of Research in Higher Education) is a superstructure that contains the representatives of Higher Education in French-speaking Belgium.
According to figures on the school population in French-speaking Belgium, provided by the Brussels-Wallonia Federation, less students at primary and secondary school attended morale lessons between 2005 and 2014.
The number of children that leave secondary school without qualifications in Flanders has gone down, from 9,500 in 2010 to 8,000 in 2013.
On Monday, the student circle Boycott-Disinvestment-Sanctions (BDS) at the ULB denied any anti-Semitic behavior.

Gender gap persists in education

Thursday, 05 March 2015 23:21
Differences in academic performance between the sexes persist in some OECD member countries, pointed out the OECD on Thursday in a report based on analysis of the findings of 2012 Pisa poll on the differences between boys and girls.
The number of requests for a study grant has exploded over the last few years, going from 36,331 for the 2002-2003 school year to 47,251 for 2012-2013. This is a 30% increase in 10 years, reported the Sunday edition of La Dernière Heure. For many, the cause of this huge…
The Eastern Flanders Prosecutor’s office, Ypres section, has opened an inquiry into the death of a 13 year old teenager.