• April 30, 2015
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Reorganization of Vilnius schools will last until September

The capital’s authorities plan to finish a 10 years old reorganization of Vilnius’ schools before September. During the Wednesday meeting councilors debated reorganization of several schools in the capital, including Adam Mickiewicz Secodary School in Vilnius.

The councilmen decided that Adam Mickiewicz Secondary School will gradually become 4-year, as starting from the new school year it will not be assembling 5th forms, informed the Vilnius City Municipality. Same changes apply to Senvagės Secondary School in Šnipiškės. The councilmen also decided that ‘Santaros’ High School is to be split into secondary and middle school, still operating under one roof.

‘Although the process of reorganization is complicated, it provides new opportunities. The reality is this – some schools are half empty, in others children learn in shifts. Decisions which were made today, will help balance streams of students in Vilnius and improve the quality of education’ – said vice-mayor of the capital Valdas Benkunkas.

The capital’s authorities proposed to the Ministry of Education to look for possibilities to compensate costs of renovation for school that successfully pass reorganization. The Ministry reviewed this proposition positively.

In accordance with the education reform, until September this year, all high shools are to be transformed into primary, middle or secondary schools, and secondary schools in cities are to be 4-year.

Translated by Antonina Górka within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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