Now six counties have to change the rules.
From the spring of 2022, the county municipalities cannot divide the county into more than six intake areas for upper secondary education, the government has determined.
The government decided last week that there will be freer school choices throughout the country. The county municipality must be able to choose between free school choice throughout the county or within different intake areas.
It has now been decided that the counties cannot be divided into more than six areas.
– We have followed the Directorate of Education’s recommendation to set an upper limit for the number of intake areas, with one adjustment. We have designed a model that gives the counties a room for maneuver to create a scheme for free school choice that suits their county, says Minister of Education Guri Melby (V).