The Malta Independent 26 November 2022, Saturday
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33,472 students attending 2022/23 scholastic year in government schools

Thursday, 29 September 2022, 14:37 Last update: about 3 months ago

33,472 students are attending primary and secondary State schools in the scholastic year that has just started.

There are 27,484 students in primary and secondary; next week government schools will see an additional 5,988 kindergarten students.

In a statement, the government said there are 7,962 educators and 780 kindergarten educators taking care of these students,

This year the Ministry for Education announced that it will be offering free transport for 12,948 students. 3,522 of the students are in primary, whilst 9,426 are in secondary.

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On the second day of school, today, Minister for Education, Clifton Grima, visited St Clare College primary school in San Gwann and Maria Regina College secondary school in Mosta.

“The work carried out during the summer together with the discussions held with stakeholders, led to seeing thousands of students come in from the summer holidays to start a new scholastic year. This is a very important day for these students because their learning will help them achieve what they want in their future,” said Grima.

Grima said that because of the work that took place during the summer, the start of the new scholastic year has been positive.

During these visits, Grima wished all the students a great year and also thanked the educators for their work and dedication.

Grima said that this school year will be the first normal school year after two years of the pandemic.

“I encourage all students to take part in the extracurricular activities that all schools organise because they are an important part of students’ education and it also helps in the development of students," said Grima.

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