Classrooms for all school children in Antwerp

Up in Antwerp Education Alderman Robert Voorhamme (socialist) has guaranteed that there will be classrooms for every child on 3 September, when school resumes after the holidays. There where new classrooms are not yet finished, schools in the neighbourhood will provide temporary accommodation.

When registrations were counted it soon emerged that there wouldn't be sufficient places. The authorities then decided to set up classes in sixteen new locations creating over a thousand extra places.

Some of these classrooms are not yet ready.

Robert Voorhamme: "For a short while the children and their teacher will be accommodated in a neighbouring school. The parents have been informed."

The Antwerp authorities say that sufficient teachers have been found to teach all the new classes starting 3 September.