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As the 2023/2024 school year commences, Poland’s Minister of Education and Science, Przemysław Czarnek, has sent a heartfelt letter and well wishes to students, teachers, and parents, emphasizing the importance of both academic and character development.
Patriotism and Modernization:
Minister Czarnek’s education agenda for the year revolves around nurturing patriotism, promoting native traditions, and embracing modern technology. This approach aims to create a balanced and forward-looking educational environment.
Support and Improved Conditions:
The Ministry’s priorities include enhancing pedagogical and psychological support in Polish schools and improving working conditions for teachers. Investment in infrastructure and curriculum modernization, especially in vocational education, is a key focus.
Continuation of Successful Programs:
Continuing from previous years, programs like “Laboratories of the Future,” “Discover Poland,” and “Active Poland” encourage students to explore their country’s richness, cultivate global awareness, and develop problem-solving skills.
Health and Well-being:
Efforts to improve students’ physical and mental well-being include the “Active Today for Health Tomorrow” initiative and the employment of more specialists in schools.
A new subject, “Business and Management,” replaces “Basics of Entrepreneurship,” aiming to equip students with practical skills, teamwork, and an understanding of the modern world.
Technology and Collaboration:
Branched Skill Centers will foster collaboration between industries, employers, schools, and universities, enhancing vocational education and teacher qualifications.
Informatization of educational institutions, infrastructure development, and better teacher conditions are also on the agenda. Fourth-grade students will receive free laptops, and teachers will receive computer equipment vouchers.
Minister Czarnek’s comprehensive vision for the new school year reflects a commitment to a well-rounded education, innovation, and the well-being of students and educators