Minister: Major gap between supply and demand at Czech secondary schools

The recently appointed Czech minister of education, Mikuláš Bek, says there is a major gap between supply and demand at secondary schools.

Speaking on Tuesday, Mr. Bek said many people had been dismayed by the recent first round of admissions tests to secondary schools, describing the system as belonging to the last century. He said making secondary school education more general could help matters.

Many children have struggled to find a place at secondary schools, in part due to the fact there is a higher than usual number of ninth-graders in the population.

Author: Ian Willoughby