School pupils get too few teaching hours
At least six percent of all secondary schools in Sweden have been criticised by the Schools Inspectorate because pupils receive less than the recommended number of teaching hours. Upper secondary schools fair even worse. Last year, almost one-third of every upper secondary school were criticised for providing not enough teaching hours,writes newspaper Sydsvenskan.
Education Minister Jan Björklund says he will tighten the demands on schools. He is due to receive a report from the National Education Agency on how the rules for teaching hours are being followed by the nation's schools.
"It is irresponsible of municipalities and free schools to cut classes. Pupils have a right to their lessons," says Education Minister Jan Björklund to news agency TT.