Primary schools in the Czech Republic are overcrowded and cannot guarantee places for children from Ukraine. This was reported by the Lidovsky newspaper.
In the publication, Karel Kovarzh, deputy of the central school inspectorate, said that 120 thousand children will go to school next academic year. There may be about 6 thousand Ukrainian children among them, as in 2022.
The exact number of students will be known by mid-April, when refugees with temporary asylum will be registered. After that, the Ministry of Education and the police will compare the data to identify children who were not included in the educational system.
Some schools said that they do not have places for refugee children from Ukraine. But the children of Czech citizens are required to accept by law.
“As for the way out of the situation, now we have to choose the most painless of the bad decisions. The possibility of taking children to schools where there are places is being considered, or increasing the number of children in the classroom and the number of classes to the limits of the capabilities of schools,” said Miroslav Grzebecki, a representative of the Eduin organization.