The future is built on talented young people, therefore the Ministry of Culture and Innovation is establishing a scholarship for talented teachers called Köbüki as part of the National Talent Program, the Secretary of State for Families announced on the Ministry’s Facebook page.
Ágnes Hornung said in the video post that talent management is unimaginable without dedicated teachers who recognize the values of students and pave the way for young people with emerging talents, and want “to thank them for their work and encourage them to continue it.” The Ministry of Culture and Innovation is launching the
Köbüki Talent Management Teacher Scholarship as part of the National Talent Program to recognize teachers who pay special attention to talent management,
the state secretary noted.
FactThe National Talent Program, a strategic-level program to improve opportunities and build society, was adopted and implemented by the National Assembly in 2008. It expressed its commitment to the long-term support, continuous development, and predictable funding of gifted children and young people. The strategic objectives will be implemented over a 20-year time frame (2008-2028) through the implementation of two-year action programs.
According to the state secretary, teachers who have done an outstanding job in talent management can apply for a monthly scholarship of HUF 75,000 (EUR 196) net, that will be paid for 10 months, from September to June.
The call is open to teachers of mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, informatics, Hungarian language and literature, history, or music and singing, who have been working in a secondary school for at least three years.
The program aims to support the work of professionals who have achieved outstanding results in talent management, for example by leading specialized circles, knowledge workshops, or preparing for competitions, noted Ágnes Hornung.
She added that more than 1,600 people will be able to take advantage of this opportunity, and the details can be found at emet.gov.hu.
In an interview with Magyar Nemzet, Hornung spoke in detail about the newly launched program. Asked how the new scholarship relates to the existing talent management programs, she said that the National Talent Program is a complex system consisting of several elements, aiming to identify and guide all talented people. This includes the scholarship now being announced.
Many aspects of the system are being revamped to make it more transparent and measurable, so that talent can be identified on the basis of a common set of criteria.
Asked whether the new scheme will have an impact on other talent scholarships, the state secretary stressed that existing schemes will be fine-tuned to adapt to the new system. These include, among others, the Snétberger program to support musical talent and the Start scholarship to support the creation of innovative businesses. The National Young Talent Scholarship will be maintained, the Talentum Hungaricum will continue, and the Ady Endre Talent Scholarship will continue to operate beyond our borders, and so on.
Hornung concluded the interview, saying: “The future of our country is rooted in Hungarian families, and supporting them and finding talent is in our common interest.”
Via MTI, Featured image via Pexels