Education minister not a fan of selection

Education minister Ronald Plasterk does not back introducing selection procedures for universities and higher vocational colleges, he says in an interview with educational news service HOP.

Some higher education establishments are currently experimenting with selecting students for certain courses. Most Dutch school leavers get an automatic place at university and do not have to go through interviews or entrance exams.
Plasterk told the agency that the evidence showed selection did not work because it was difficult to assess if a particular student would do well or not.

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