MBO students are also welcome at student associations, says Minister Dijkgraaf. Vindicat and Albertus from Groningen do not see that happening: ‘Disadvantageous for close-knit housing culture’

The society of Albertus Magnus on the Brugstraat. Photo: Archive Corné Sparidaens

Dijkgraaf argued in an interview on Saturday The Volkskrant among other things for a revaluation of senior secondary vocational education, partly because society is desperate for well-trained professionals. He also questioned the lack of coherence between MBO and higher education and spoke of a ’19th century model’. As far as he is concerned, MBO students should be able to join student sports clubs and student associations.

Vindicat statutes do not allow MBO membership