Consultation response

The National Agency for Education

Referral regarding proposals for changed program structures for the national vocational programs in upper secondary school due to increased opportunities for basic eligibility for all vocational programs

The Swedish National Union of Students, SFS, has been offered to submit its views on the National Education Agency's referral regarding proposals for changed program structures for the national vocational programs in upper secondary school due to increased opportunities for basic eligibility for all vocational programmes.

Ministry of Education

On target - ways forward for more young people to reach the goals with their upper secondary education (SOU 2022:34)

The Swedish National Union of Students (SFS) has been offered the opportunity to submit comments on the referral of the report In goals - ways forward for more young people to reach the goals with their upper secondary education (SOU 2022:34). Several of the inquiry's proposals are good, but do not solve the fundamental problems. The fact that such a large proportion of young people do not complete a national upper secondary school program or achieve university entrance qualification must be seen as a failure for Sweden as a nation of knowledge. The primary focus of the policy must be for more people to complete upper secondary school and thus become eligible for further studies. Other solutions, for example komvux or vocational packages within introduction programs, can be necessary safety valves when the system fails so that more students will still have a chance on the labor market. However, the measures must not stop at such emergency solutions and the investigation cannot form the basis of the overall orientation of upper secondary school policy.

Ministry of Education

Consultation response: Pupils in primary school, special school, Sami school and upper secondary school should more easily be able to read at a faster pace and at a higher level

Sweden's united student unions (SFS) have been offered the opportunity to submit comments on the memorandum Pupils in elementary school, special school, Sami school and upper secondary school should be able to read more easily at a faster pace and at a higher level. SFS has no direct objections to some high school students being granted permission at the present time
exception and may take courses at university level, but the opportunity should not be extended.

University and College Council (UHR)

Proposal for regulations on changes in the University and Higher Education Council's regulations (2013:9) on the appendix to diplomas and on general advice

The Swedish National Union of Students (SFS) has been offered the opportunity to submit comments on UHR's proposal to amend UHRFS 2013:9 regarding the appendix to the degree certificate, and about general advice.

SFS has no objections to the proposals.

Ministry of Social Affairs

The interim report Strengthened work to combat grant crime Administrative sanction system and more efficient handling of suspected crimes (SOU 2022:37)

The Swedish National Union of Students, SFS, has been offered to provide comments on the partial report of the 2021 grant crime investigation Strengthened work to combat grant crime - Administrative sanction system and more efficient handling of suspected crimes to the Ministry of Social Affairs.