Each student should take a compulsory Dutch language entrance exam before being admitted to higher education. That says prominent Dutch politician Frits Bolkestein in the book ‘The State of Tomorrow’ by trend watcher Adjiedj Bakas.
The book, which was presented yesterday, is about the future of government and politics. Bolkestein is responsible for a contribution to the book in which he expresses his concern about the language level of students. That is often inadequate, according to Bolkestein.
He is not alone in this. On his blog de Dagelijkse Standaard (daily standard) Tim Engelbart writes – in a fun way – why a compulsory Dutch exam matters.
“The elite do more than walk around in an expensive three-piece suit and drive around in a Saab. Top people communicate. And on this planet communication is done by the use of language. Secretly, we can say that prospective students, after years of training, show no particular interest in their mother tongue. They still do not master it sufficiently.”
Geplaatst door: Redactie
Gepubliceerd op: 07-06-2012
Bijgewerkt op: 07-06-2012