Fewer students but more money needed

THERE are approximately 40,000 fewer pupils compared to 2004. Despite the number of school-aged students being lower, schools need more money, especially for wages and energy costs, the daily Pravda reported.

There are approximately 500,000 children at elementary school in Slovakia, and about 300,000 at secondary schools.

According to Jozef Turčány, a vice-chairman of Association of Towns and Municipalities, the towns will continue to close schools that have too few pupils. However, a lower number of schools will be closed down compared to last year because the regional governments have already taken necessary financial measures.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
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