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Thousands of Ukrainian children to go to Polish schools in September: Education Minister

10.07.2022 17:00
Over 200,000 more Ukrainian children are to go to Polish schools on September 1, in addition to those already learning in Poland, the country’s Education Minister said on Sunday.

“Remote learning also continues in Ukraine, and a large part of Ukrainian children living in Poland would rather stay at home, learning with their peers online,” Przemysław Czarnek said, as quoted by Poland’s PAP state news agency.

He also stressed that Polish schools were ready to welcome new Ukrainian students.

However, the minister also said that integrating Ukrainian children who do not yet speak Polish into the country’s schooling system is very difficult.

He added that education was easier for children who learn the language before going to a Polish school.

Since February 24, Poland has taken in 4.667 million refugees fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Poland in March enacted a measure to offer wide-ranging support to Ukrainians escaping the Russian invasion of their country, which began on February 24.

The measure grants them residence rights and ensures access to educationhealthcare and social benefits.


Source: PAP