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Long-awaited Education Act approved by government

Slovakia's education system will provide free nursery schools in the final year before compulsory education begins for as many children as possible, according to a long-awaited education law that was approved by the Government on March 5, the TASR newswire wrote.

Slovakia's education system will provide free nursery schools in the final year before compulsory education begins for as many children as possible, according to a long-awaited education law that was approved by the Government on March 5, the TASR newswire wrote.

Moreover, new curricula for primary and secondary schools will be introduced in the next school year, which begins in September 2008. Also, part of the education program will be left up to the schools themselves, in order to allow them to develop their own distinctive features.

Meanwhile, an individual approach to pupils will be achieved by lowering classroom sizes, the ministry also announced. In schools for ethnic minorities, the new law requires equal time for teaching Slovak language as well as the language concerned. In addition, two obligatory foreign languages will form part of the education process in all schools. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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