(Ctatystyka Ministry of Education)
September 1 for the school desks sat 950,000 students. Including 86.3 thousand first-graders.
In the 2008-09 academic year, 87,800 were first-graders. And in 2007-2009 — 91,200.
In Belarus, 3,531 school. Compared with 2009nd the number of educational institutions was reduced by fifty-second
"Every year disappears 50-100 schools — usually a school in the countryside. Thus, in the cities of new schools, but it is the school with Russian language of instruction "- explains the deputy chairman of the Belarusian Society of school Tamara Mackiewicz.
Commenting on the official statistics on the number of schools with Belarusian language of instruction, Mackiewicz said: "This is a small rural school. Only 2% of the students are trained in Minsk, Belarusian. In Minsk, only 7 schools with Belarusian language of instruction in the two hundred and fiftieth In fact, both the existing Belarusian schools only formally Belarus. Teachers say in Russian, the presentation is also very common in Russian. "
Languages in which to study all subjects in school (Statistics of the Ministry of Education)
By Grand Slam, in the 1994-95 academic year, on whiteRussian language 29.4% of children were enrolled. "His peak it reached in the 96-97 school year — almost 33% of children all subjects studied in the Belarusian language," — says Mackiewicz.
Grand Slam data: Number of children (school years,% of total) who were involved in the Belarusian language in schools: