Navigation

Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

New post The man making sure asylum kids go to school

Switzerland’s first school attendance officer is making sure the children of asylum seekers are properly educated. (RTS/swissinfo.ch)

Migration educator Pascal Fèvre gets the children off to school and supports their families as part of efforts to integrate them in Swiss society and help them to learn French.

Around 3,000 young asylum seekers arrive in Switzerland every year, and 500 of them are with their families in reception centres in canton Geneva.

In the educational sector, refugee children are treated just like any other children living in Switzerland. 

School attendance is compulsory for nine years. After four to six years at primary level, children may transfer to secondary level if their work is good enough. Tuition at state schools is free of charge during the period of compulsory education.

Asylum seekers and refugees attend the compulsory schools and are able to do professional training.


Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.







Click here to see more newsletters

swissinfo EN

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

Join us on Facebook!