Most schools not ready to accept six-year-olds – NIK supreme auditor
October 18, 2013
Only 12.5% of Polish schools are prepared for admitting 6-year-olds, Poland's supreme auditor NIK said in its latest report criticizing the reform lowering school age.
Some 80% of schools failed to meet the required safety and hygiene standards, NIK said.
Additionally, the report criticizes the Education Ministry, which strongly promotes the reform, for the failure to support local authorities in adapting schools to the reform.
The ministry should have prepared standards for working with younger children before implementing the reform, NIK said.