• April 17, 2013
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Elite school of Poland: a chance for a better ranking?


In the late 90s in the Polish environment in Lithuania appeared an idea of ​​establishment of elite public school (high school) with the Polish language teaching. This idea, moreover, like many others, ended up on stage wishes.

I have been talking about this 10 years or even 15 years before, when the secondary school began to be created, that the Polish minority may remain only colleges.

However, in Vilnius, Poland would have created one elite school, that is, to which the students would be admitted on a competitive basis, “- said the UK DELFI Joseph Kwiatkowski, President of the” Alma Mater “and Member of Parliament RL. Deputy says that at the very beginning of its activities in Vilnius Gymnasium of Adam Mickiewicz University students tried to take some competitive basis.

The  certificates completion of class 10 have been checked.  Now, however, the secondary school, as in other schools are admitted to all the willing.

A few days ago the weekly “Veidas” published an annual ranking of high schools and middle schools in Lithuania. The best result from Polish schools in Lithuania, Vilnius received secondary school of Pope John Paul II. Which was ranked 30th on the spot School Director Adam Błaszkiewicz said in an interview with UK DELFI the Polish school rather never hit the top ten. “Generally in our school are admitted to all the willing. However, if we look at who occupies the first place in the ranking-Jesuit High School or College Vilnius – these are schools to which students are admitted on a competitive basis, “- says Błaszkiewicz. Director believes that a solution would be the establishment of the Polish school elite. Because capable students among the Polish youth are not lacking, however, in the current conditions of teachers cannot devote them enough.

 Błaszkiewicz agrees with Kwiatkowski, but in the current environment does not see the chance of survival of the elite schools. First, the number of students in Lithuania continue to decrease and even two existing Polish secondary schools in Vilnius are not crowded, so it is strong doubt that the new school will be able to collect the right amount of people willing to learn it. Secondly, we do not know who would fund the initiative. “It would make sense if someone founded a private school. Because the state also subsidizes private schools. But where to get the money for the additional funding and who would take on such a task? “- Said Joseph Kwiatkowski.

Source: http://pl.delfi.lt/kultura/kultura/elitarna-szkola-polska-szansa-na-lepsze-miejsce-w-rankingu.d?id=61163775

Tłumaczenie Katarzyna Dąbrowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Katarzyna Dąbrowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu. 

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