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Hungarian Army Plans to Open New Training Schools

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.06.02.

The Hungarian army plans to operate 8-10 new military high schools and dormitories by 2030, left-wing daily Népszava said on Tuesday, citing the defence ministry.

The plan does not imply, however, that the government is considering restoring compulsory military service, the ministry told the paper.

An important consideration during site selection is that a school is supported by a military organisation and that the scheme should eventually extend throughout the country.

Currently 68 secondary schools conduct defence education as part of the army’s cadet programme, and other schools have indicated their intention to join the scheme.

In the current academic year, more than 2,000 students took part in higher-level army education, the paper said.