Three years after education covenant still no clarity

WILLEMSTAD - Three years after a covenant has been signed between the Minister of Education and teaching staff, the current minister still has questions about the covenant and does not yet know what the consequences will be if it is implemented.

The current Minister of Education Marilyn Alcalá-Wallé was not directly involved in the covenant, but she has been a minister for almost 2 years now and it seems that little has been done to date with the covenant.

The covenant initially included 48 points for attention, but this was reduced to 29 at the end of August 2017. According to Alcalá-Wallé, progress has been made in the meantime, but they do not know exactly which ones they are.

Funding for education is a matter of priorities. According to the minister, 350 million guilders are allocated for education each year. Teachers and the trade union do not think that is enough.


The say that money was made available for saving an airline company, but there is no extra money for education, while this is the future of the country.

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