Minister of Education Torbjorn Roe Isaksen thinks that Christian schools should be allowed to give language courses to asylum seekers and notifies that he will propose revised rules for private schools.
Isaksen says to the local newspaper Dagen that the ministry will consider relaxing the rules by a certain amount for private schools who are are providing courses for refugees . The proposed new rules will be submitted for a hearing this spring.
It started with a written question from parliamentarian Kjell Ingolf Ropstad (Christian Democrats) and Bente Thorsen (The Progress Party) Minister about the Christian free school Sygna secondary Balestrand who got their application for teaching asylum seekers Norwegian and social studies denied. Isaksen did not want to go into the matter in question but says there will be changes in the rules in the near future
– I think accredited private schools in language teaching contributing to the language courses for refugees is a good thing, he writes in response to Thorsen and Ropstad.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today