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| Supervisors for social education are full-time staff specialized in social education. Assistant supervisors for social education assist work of the supervisors and work during periods stipulated by the law. Persons are qualified to be supervisors if they have taken classes for subjects on social education.
There were 4,599 supervisors and assistant supervisors in 2002. (These included visiting-supervisors for social education.) The system of visiting-supervisors for social education began in 1974 with a subsidy from the National Treasury in order to address the problem of a lack of supervisors for social education in some municipalities.