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First day back to school for more than 31 thousand children

First day back to school for more than 31 thousand childrenToday is the first day back to school for more than 31 thousand children after the long summer holidays.

The Ministry of Education said in a statement today that €43 million has been invested on 28 projects of maintenance and improvement in schools across Gozo and Malta.

New centres are also opening on the islands providing lessons for some 2,000 children who do not know Maltese or English.

Teachers, LSAs and Kindergarten Assistants will all be getting new laptops during the year, the Ministry said.

“Vocational subjects at SEC ‘O’ level will also be offered in secondary schools and more physical education teachers have been employed.” The Ministry added that the programme in this subject has been improved, which will also included the monitoring of children’s Body Mass Index.

Statistics

State Schools

Year & Pop

K1 2945

K2 3034

P2 2472

P3 2470

P4 2268

P5 2225

P6 2203

S1 2463

S2 2205

S3 2103

S4 2170

2398 S5

Non-State Schools

Level – Church & Independent

Primary 8872 & 5156

Secondary 7537 & 2342

TOTAL

State – 31 513

Church – 16 409

Independent – 7498.

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