Students ask for just one minister

Responsibility for education should fall under one minister rather than be divided between different people, the four main Dutch student organisations said on Monday.

At the moment, for example, junior minister Marja van Bijsterveldt is in charge of reducing the drop-out rate but education minister Ronald Plasterk is ultimately responsible.

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