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Nivja de Jong in AP: 'Students will not get the education they deserve'

Nivja de Jong, languages professor at Leiden University, warns about the impact of proposed education budget cuts by the new Dutch government.

The recently sworn-in right-leaning coalition in the Netherlands plans to slash the country's education budget by nearly 1 billion euros. De Jong, part of a group of academics opposing these cuts, expresses deep concern about the consequences. ‘Students will not get the education they deserve’, she told AP. To raise awareness, De Jong and her colleagues are delivering lunchtime talks highlighting the importance of their research.

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