Sorry. School debate. New Rikshospitalet. Here’s today’s postcard!
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The new Rikshospitalet is not a meaningless development
In a debate post, Ragnar Madsen in Gaustadtunet Boligsameie criticizes the plans for Nye Rikshospitalet. Oslo University Hospital wants a good relationship with our neighbors, also while new buildings are being built.
Unfortunately, no matter where the new hospital buildings come from, there will be challenges for neighbors during the construction period. Of course, this must be taken into account during construction.
Good solutions for employee, patient and family transportation are an important part of Nye Rikshospitalet planning. Consideration for the neighborhood becomes important. Helicopter traffic, also to hospitals, is strictly regulated.
We do not acknowledge ourselves in the claim that helicopter traffic noise “will exceed international standards and tolerance limits set by public authorities.”
The fear of a construction period of 15 to 17 years is also exaggerated. First stage, which are the plans for. today it includes, it is estimated at around seven to eight years, while the second stage is less extensive.
The new Rikshospitalet is not a meaningless development. The Storting has supported the plans as they are now. Behind the plan is the need to bring together the regional and national functions of the Oslo University Hospital in new and modern buildings. This is how we can offer the population good health services, also in the future. It must weigh a lot.
Over several years of study, various alternatives have been considered, but they have also been rejected. The project is ongoing and significant sums have been spent. No time to lose. Other options are not better, but they are more expensive and time consuming.
Børge Einrem, Director of Communications, Oslo University Hospital
Aftenposten is wrong, again
It is surprising that Aftenposten, in its leadership position, constantly provides incorrect information as a basis for opinions in the field of education, no later than October 6.
Statistics Norway calculations are claimed to show that there will be a surplus of teachers in primary and lower secondary school by 2040 because too few children are born. We believe that Aftenposten has obtained your information from misleading information from the Ministry of Education. Press release when the PROFESSOR COURAGE report came in.
The report refers only to teachers with approved teacher training. Then, what is called gain / loss will assume that the number of teachers who lack teacher training remains constant.
The supply of qualified teachers with approved teacher training is determined by the number of graduates, minus the proportion who do not normally enter the teaching profession.
Estimated needs are governed solely by projections of the number of children and historical figures for average exits. This means that the report does not take into account at all the number of employees without teacher training who teach in schools today.
The report shows that the output of primary teachers will continue to be greater than the supply until 2026. And when the report operates with a “surplus” of qualified teachers in 2040, this “surplus” can only replace to a certain extent the proportion that it teaches. teaching. without teacher training. This was clarified in a fairly extensive public exchange of words after LÆRERMOD came out.
Steffen Handal, leader of the Education Association.
Sorry for the misleading picture
In a column on October 6, I propose to hand over the Storting salary payments, etc., to the Financial Management Directorate. The director of the Storting, Marianne Andreassen, has let me know that my proposal came too late. The measure has already been implemented.
I am sorry that I have produced a misleading picture of the state of this point and I am glad that the development is going in the right direction.
E claim Smith, Professor of Law, University of Oslo