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Pupils with special educational needs

It is considered that a child with special educational needs should be educated where his or her educational needs and educational assistance needs are best met. The decision on the choice of educational institution is made by parents, taking into account the recommendations of the pedagogical psychological service.

Starting from 1st September 2024, children with disabilities and special educational needs will be able to attend the nearest general school at their place of residence, and will be admitted on an equal footing with other students. The amendments to the Law on Education enact equal participation in education for persons with different abilities and educational needs, implementing the principle of inclusion in education.

The majority of pupils with special educational needs are educated at general education schools together with their peers through inclusive education. General education, vocational education and training, and other programs are adapted to pupils with special educational needs. Pupils with special educational needs can complete formal education programmes in a shorter or longer time than specified, they can study intermittently, and these programmes can be completed in separate modules. Pupils with extensive special educational needs can study at designated general education schools up to 21 years of age (in special cases – up to 23 years of age).

Last updated: 18-11-2023