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560,500 kids in comprehensive schools in 2018

Published : 18 Nov 2018, 03:33

Updated : 18 Nov 2018, 12:16

  DF Report

Photo Visit Finland by Elina Manninen/Keksi.

Comprehensive schools have 560,500 pupils in 2018, according to the Statistics Finland.

The number of students in comprehensive schools has increased by 0.7 per cent from that in the year before.

Forty-nine per cent of the pupils in comprehensive schools were girls and 51 per cent were boys.

In all, 11.0 per cent of the comprehensive school students have received intensified support in autumn 2018 and 8.0 per cent special support. More details about this topic in the statistics on special education are to be released in June 2019.

The number of pre-primary education students was 61,500 of whom 10,000 were in pre-primary education in schools and 51,500 in day-care centres.

There were 2,341 active comprehensive schools in autumn 2018, showing a decrease of 43 schools than in the year before. Municipalities run 95 per cent of the comprehensive schools.