Many immigrants with secondary education from their home country do have this accepted and sanctioned, but are still not entitled to secondary education in Norway.
The government wants to spend 60 million kroner next year to get these people out of this “hopeless scrape”.
In a budget leak from next year’s budget Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen notifies that he wants to remove what he calls “the stupidest rule trick he has ever seen in politics.”
He is referring to a provision of the Education Act which states that immigrants who has already completed secondary education in their home countries, haven’t got the right to get a secondary education in Norway.
This despite the fact that many immigrants have the secondary education from their home country declared to be invalid when they apply for higher education in Norway.
– We put these people in an impossible situation. The worst part is that it often affects some of those who have the greatest opportunities to integrate quickly and get a degree and training, he said.
The Government proposes that NOK 60 million next year to give everyone the right to a secondary education. The amount will increase over the next few years, and the measure is in 2019 estimated to cost 235 million when three cohorts will start simultaneously.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today