Up to 14 thousand children to come to Penza region schools for first time on September 1
Penza, 10 August 2016. PenzaNews. 13,865 children will start their first year of school in the Penza region in 2016.
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As the press service of the regional Ministry of Education reported to PenzaNews, it is 136 students more than in 2015.
“Over the past five years there have been a steady increase in the number of first-graders: 2012 – 11,396 students, in 2013 – 11,722, in 2014 – 13,055, 2015 – 13,729,” the ministry clarified.
The ministry explained that in five years altogether in the region the number of students increased by more than 6 thousand and in 2016 amounted to 118,736 children.
“According to preliminary estimates, by 2018 the trend of increasing in the number of students will remain - the expected number of students is approximately 120 thousand people,” the press service added.