The Institute of Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies published a new wave of data related to public education in Hungary. While expenditure per student is increasing and reaching Western levels at upper secondary education, the country’s teachers are getting older and more of them do not have degrees in the subjects they teach.
According to the figures, expenditure per student as a percentage of GDP/capita has increased and reached Western European averages at the upper secondary education level with 32%.
However, teachers are becoming increasingly older, with the share of teachers aged 30-39 falling from 27% to 18%, while those in the 50-59 age bracket increased.
Meanwhile, the number of teachers without a degree in the subject they are teaching has increased, with the share of teachers in vocational training schools increasing from 3% to 7.8% from 2010 to 2018. (Vlagyiszlav Makszimov | EURACTIV.com)