Today Belarus celebrates Knowledge Day, the start of a new academic year. Children and their parents attend festive events in schools across the country.
In 2017/2018 about 2 million people in Belarus will be students of different levels.
This academic year Belarusian schools will have more students than the year before.
For example, 110 thousand children will start school for the first time – almost 4,000 more as compared with last year.
They will be taught using an updated curricula.
There are more than 8 thousand educational institutions in Belarus , employing about 451,8 thousand people.
Considering the total labor force in the country, every 10th Belarusian is employed in education.