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Inspectorate urges revamp of Dutch Education Act


Document covering university activities is outdated, and failing on digital skills and internationalisation, report finds

The Dutch Education Inspectorate has warned that the country’s Higher Education Act is outdated, leading to problems such as increased drop-out rates and the teaching of outmoded skills.

The report said that, as a result of the act, many students leave university with insufficient language and maths skills, and are not getting enough internship opportunities. The education inspector general Alida Oppers said the team that compiled the report was “quite disappointed”, as the inspectorate had been finding the same issues “for the third or fourth time”.

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