Some 3.8 mln Polish school students learning online - ministry

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From Monday, about 3.8 million older Polish school students are learning remotely, while 2.5 million younger children are still going to schools and kindergartens, spokesperson for the Ministry of Education Anna Ostrowska said on Monday.

The 3.8 million online students include 1.8 million secondary school students and close to 2 million primary school pupils, aged 10 and up.

Primary school grades 1 to 3 (1.1 mln) and kindergarten children (1.4 mln) are still learning in the traditional way, Ostrowska said.

Polish secondary schools switched to online learning from October 19 to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, the government decided to keep primary school grades 4 to 8 at home, as well.