For five years, the number of students in Polish schools in Lithuania has not declined and has been even slightly increasing. Even 10, 20 students more- it is already a success, as long as there are no decrease – the president of the Association of Teachers of Polish Schools in Lithuania “Alma Mater” Jozef Kwiatkowski says.
Guest of Salon Polityczny of Znad Wilii Radio reminded that about 1100 students will start their education on Polish schools this year. That’s 90 more than last year. The final number will be known, however, in the first days of September.
‘’So-called voucher for first grade is in the phase of implementation – there will not only backpacks; a larger sum is allocated for this purpose. I cannot say today whether it will be cash, whether the support will be shown in another form, but the declarative voucher in the amount of 500 złoty will be allocated to each freshman “- Jozef Kwiatkowski said.
Earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the support of 500 złoty will be given to each student of the first and last grades of Polish schools in Lithuania. According to the president of Alma Mater, there is no information so fat information on vouchers for high school graduates. Meanwhile, the first shipment of kits for freshmen will arrive to Lithuania on the 29th of August.
Tłumaczenie by Aleksandra Nowakowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Aleksandra Nowakowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.