Polish PM hands out state awards to teachers, students
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A group of outstanding teachers received state decorations while talented school students were provided with scholarships as Poland marked National Education Day on Monday.
PM Beata Szydło (centre right) and Education Minister Anna Zalewska (centre left) during National Education Day ceremonies in Warsaw on Monday. Photo: PAP/Bartłomiej Zborowski
During ceremonies in Warsaw, Prime Minister Beata Szydło said that a teacher’s job is never done and that the teaching profession is a service for the benefit of society and “a great sacrifice.”
She also said that the well-being of the country’s school system depended on the joint efforts of teachers, students and parents.
Referring to a recently launched reform of Poland’s education system, Szydło said it was one of the toughest reforms her government had undertaken so far.
As part of the education reform, Poland will phase out a system of six-year primary school, three-year middle school and three-year high school and replace it with an earlier model of eight years of primary school and four years of high school or five years of vocational training. (gs)