Havo (hoger algemeen voortgezet onderwijs) literally means ‘higher general continued education’. It takes five years to get a havo diploma which prepares school leavers to go on to an HBO college rather than a university. Around 30% of school pupils are in a havo stream at secondary school. After three years of havo education, pupils specialise in science or the humanities.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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