Based on data from the ministry of education, the number of students in Islamic schools has gone down for the first time in the 2006/2007 school year; the number of students decreased by five percent. Schools that have appeared poorly in the news lately have especially decreased enrollment. The Islamic College of Amsterdam had 15% less students in the past year than the previous year. Education inspections had also criticized the school for the academic fulfillment; the Trouw newspaper writes that it was the worst school in terms of Dutch secondary education.

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