Failed Pupils To Stay On Past 16

In a new education proposal the Swedish government wants it to be compulsory that those pupils who fail to graduate from secondary school stay on for a further year of schooling.

Dagens Nyheter newspaper writes that under Education Minister Jan Björklund's proposal, those pupils who stay on past 16 will have special tuition during their extra year.

At present, failing pupils can stay on past the school leaving age of 16 to brush up on their grades but it's only voluntary.

The proposal is part of a new schools law which will go before parliament on Monday.