New school year starts for 270.000 elementary and high school students

New school year starts for 270.000 elementary and high school students

School year begins on Thursday for elementary and high school students in Macedonia.

Some 188.000 elementary pupils and 80.000 high school students have enrolled for the year.

This includes an estimated 21.250 first grade pupils, down from 21.844 who enrolled in first grade in the last school year, and 21.463 the year before.

School will start in the flood hit areas north of Skopje as well. The Education Ministry informs that affected schools have been cleared and disinfected from the mud and debris that hit them following the floods on 6 August.