The FRP wants national Norwegian language requirements for health personnel

Sylvi ListhaugPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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The Progress Party (FRP) is proposing national requirements for Norwegian language knowledge for employees in the health care system.

“In the same way as for schools and kindergartens, we must have national requirements for Norwegian language knowledge in elderly care and the health service,” FRP deputy leader Sylvi Listhaug told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

She says the party wants a survey of whether employees know Norwegian well enough.

“If not, they must receive training, and then it must lead to a test where they must pass some requirements to be able to work in these services,” Listhaug said.

The FRP has previously pointed out that misunderstandings resulting from a lack of Norwegian language knowledge can have significant consequences.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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