Pupil numbers shrink as Poles emigrate
PR dla Zagranicy
More than 103,000 pupils have disappeared from Polish schools after emigrating with their parents, the Rzeczpospolita daily has reported.
Die Gewerkschaften drängen auf eine Lohnerhöhung von ca. 250 Euro, was für den Haushalt im Jahr 2019 über 4 Mrd. Euro bedeuten würde.
Citing data from Poland’s Central Statistics Office (GUS), the paper said that 79,035 Polish primary school pupils and 24,292 middle school pupils were attending school abroad at the end of last year.
That figure has more than doubled over the last five years as Poles continue to search for a better life abroad, the paper added.
At the end of 2014, there were around. 2.3 million Poles living abroad, the paper reported. The most – 685,00 – were living in Britain, and 614,000 were in Germany. There were 113,000 in Ireland, 79,000 in Norway and 63,000 in France, according to Rzeczpospolita.
The Central Statistics Office estimates that around 80 percent of temporary emigrants stay abroad at least 12 months, the paper said. (pk)