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18.8% students get special support in autumn

Published : 19 Jun 2019, 18:20

Updated : 20 Jun 2019, 10:27

  DF Report

City of Helsinki photo by Kimmo Brandt.

Intensified or special support was received by 18.8 per cent of comprehensive school students in autumn 2018, according to the Statistics Finland.

Intensified support was received by 59,700 or 10.6 per cent of comprehensive school students and special support by 45,400 or 8.1 per cent, said a Statistics Finland bulletin.

The share of students in intensified support grew from the previous year by 0.9 percentage points and in special support by 0.4 percentage points. These data derive from the Statistics Finland’s education statistics.

Among the recipients of intensified support, 64 per cent were boys and 36 per cent girls. Among the recipients of special support, 71 per cent were boys and 29 per cent girls. In autumn 2018, a total of 560,500 comprehensive school students were in pre-primary, basic and post-basic education of the comprehensive school, 51 per cent of whom were boys and 49 per cent girls.

The three levels of the support system for learning and schooling are general, intensified and special support. Of these, a student can receive only one level of support at a time. The statistics on special education in comprehensive schools contain data primarily on intensified and special support. In addition, the statistics include information on part-time special education arranged as general support.