More than 3,000,000 preschool and preuniversity students begin classes
Approximately 2,700,000 among the 3,000,000 students are preuniversity students and more than 500,000 preschool children. More than 220,000 children will be this year in the 1st grade.
There will be approximate 258,000 teachers preparing the kids in the preschool and preuniversity education this year. Among them, 65,000 are substitute teachers, 48,500 are primary teachers and 38,000 preschool teachers.
According to the Press Office of the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth, the new school year 2009-2010 will have 35 weeks, meaning 173 class days in total, according to an Order of the Education Ministry.