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Student record at the folk high schools

folk high schoolsElverum folk high schools. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / SCANPIX .

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Never before have so many students started attending folk high schools in Norway as this autumn, according to the Folk High School Council (Folkehøgskolerådet).

7,567 people have been admitted as pupils at the folk high schools this year, writes Nationen. The number has grown regularly over the past five years by a total of 10 % since 2015.

Head of the Folk High School Council, Christian Tynning Bjørnø, says that society needs a kind of school without exam, pressure, measurement and weighting.

“The folk high schools have a long history, good reputation and many good ambassadors. The folk high schools also have the most satisfied pupils in Norway. There are no other similar offers,” he says.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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