Around 323,600 children will start the new academic year in September, 3,000 fewer than last year.
© Adobe Stock

Figures from the Ministry of Education and Science show that around 327,000 children started the academic year in 2017.

Education and Science Minister Jurgita Petrauskienė told a press conference on Friday that the number of school-leavers has dropped around 7.5 percent from around 25,500 to 23,600. The number of first-graders has also gone down but not so much – from 30,100 to 29,500.

"The number of first-graders sees the smallest drop, compared to the number of high-graders, which shows that the demographic curve is stable at this stage," the minister told journalists.

The upcoming academic year will be longer by five days, compared to the previous one.

The new academic year will start in 1,115 schools in Lithuania, compared to 1,125 last year. And the number of teachers will remain fairly the same, around 33,000, compared to 33,658 last year.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Historical breakthrough - there are no more obstacles to building a multifunctional complex in Vilnius

Residents of Vilnius and sports community of the country can mark today as a day to remember – the...

Different faces of the queen of furniture: Why do Lithuanians dislike what Germans are fond of?

The furniture designers who design products for the markets of Western countries note that customer...

Lithuania still has room for improvement in terms of recycling

The fast growth of human consumption is the main cause of decreasing land resources and its pollution....

Lithuania celebrates its Independence Day

All Lithuania has celebrated its national day on February 16 . On this occasion we would like to...

Police seize hashish cargo worth 20 mln EUR

The Lithuanian police announced on Wednesday that they have seized 1.5 tons of hashish shipment...