Patience with schools has run out, cabinet mandatory CO2 meter

A CO2 meter in a classroom. It measures the amount of carbon dioxide in the air in parts per million (ppm). © ANP/Remko de Waal

Schools are required to install a CO2 meter in every classroom to measure air quality. The cabinet has insisted on this several times and is making millions available for the purchase, but 40 percent of schools still do not have a CO2 meter in every classroom.

This is apparent from a poll among 6331 of the small 9,000 schools in our country, which the Ministry of Education had carried out. Those results are disappointing, says Minister Dennis Wiersma of Primary and Secondary Education, because they do not match “the urgency that I feel and which, as far as I am concerned, must also be felt by all schools”, he wrote to the House of Representatives today.


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