OVER 1,000 Ukrainian pupils are currently enrolled in schools Donegal.
The Department of Education has confirmed that as of January, 31, 1,221 Ukrainian pupils have been enrolled in schools across Donegal. Out of that figure, 787 of these pupils have been accommodated in primary schools while 434 pupils have enrolled in post-primary schools.
That figure has increased by 64 students since December when 1,157 Ukrainian pupils were enrolled in Donegal schools prior to the Christmas holidays.
Nationally, 14,482 Ukrainian pupils have been enrolled in schools across Ireland.
Out of that figure, 9,334 of these pupils have been accommodated in primary schools while 5,148 pupils have enrolled in post-primary schools.
A spokesperson for the Department of Education said, “Current data indicates an enrolment rate of 92 percent among Ukrainian children aged 5-18.
“To assist with the transition of Ukrainian students and their families into Irish schools Regional Education and Language Teams (REALT) continue to operate, hosted by the 16 regional education and training boards around Ireland and staffed by regionally-based education support personnel.
“These teams are ensuring that clear, accessible information flows are in place between schools, local education support services and national support structures in relation to people arriving from Ukraine.
“Information for parents in Ukrainian and Russian on accessing school places is available on gov.ie/Ukraine.”
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