What changes does the new school year bring?

Schools opened doors for 660,000 pupils on September 2.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: TASR)

The new school year started on September 2 for about 660,000 pupils .

There are about 458,000 pupils in primary schools, including 58,100 first-graders, and nearly 202,000 pupils in secondary schools. The Education Ministry registers 1,910 primary schools, 441 secondary vocational schools, 236 grammar schools, and 17 conservatories, the TASR newswire reported.

Pupils will spend 190 days in school, and will have 92 days as part of school holidays.

The new school year also comes with several changes.

1. Free lunches

As of September, all primary schools pupils should receive a state contribution for lunches that amounts to €1.20. The Education Ministry will spend more than €100 million a year on the measure.

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