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Brabant MBO schools De Leijgraaf and Koning Willem I College are merging

De Leijgraaf and Koning Willem I College will merge. Since the end of last year, the two MBO institutions De Leijgraaf (Meierijstad, Oss, Cuijk) and the Koning Willem I College (‘s-Hertogenbosch) have been researching the possibilities for a joint future. On October 12, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science approved the proposed merger. This means that the Koning Willem I College and De Leijgraaf will merge administratively on 1 January 2022. From the 2022 – 2023 school year, the organizations will be merged into one educational institution and the name ‘Koning Willem I College’ will adorn the facades. This reports King Willem I College.

The merger between the two institutions contributes to maintaining a wide and diverse range of vocational training courses in the Northeast Brabant region. “We’ve been working closely together lately. We are extremely proud that we will soon be able to offer education in our region from one organization. We will continue to do this at the main locations in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Oss, Meierijstad and Cuijk. We put the student first and make use of each other’s qualities to further strengthen education,” said Peer van Summeren, director of De Leijgraaf and Dominique Majoor and Jos van Kessel, on behalf of the Koning Willem I College. Together they form the board of the new organisation.

Decisive factors

Although the organization is increasing in size, education with the new organization will remain small-scale and organized in the region. For Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, this was one of the decisive factors in agreeing to the merger. “I attach great importance to the human dimension. I would therefore like to call on you to do what is necessary to anchor the human dimension in the new organization, so that pupils and students feel at home in a school and are part of a small group. Based on the merger application, I have every confidence that the new organization will succeed in this.”

By: National Education Guide
Image: King Willem I College

Brabant MBO schools De Leijgraaf and Koning Willem I College are merging
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