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Obligatory schooling


Obligatory schooling (imposed by the Constitution of the Republic of Poland) lasts until the person is 18 years old, and can be achieved by: attending post-primary or upper secondary school, or attending extracurricular classes in accredited institutions, or attending classes carried out as a part of educational activities provided by legal and natural persons, or accomplished according to separate regulations of vocational training by an employer.

  • Act of 7 September 1991 on the Education System
    Place of publication: (Dz.U. 2019 poz. 1481)

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