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Part-time compulsory education


An obligation imposed by the Constitution of the Republic of Poland on people until they reach the age of 18, which can be fulfilled by attending public or non-public post-primary school or undergoing, under separate legislation, on-the-job-training. A student who completed post-primary school before reaching the age of 18 may also pursue part-time compulsory education in a higher education institution or vocational qualification courses. Part-time compulsory education also covers the participation of children and youth with a severe intellectual disability in rehabilitation and education classes organised under separate regulations.

  • Act of 7 September 1991 on the Education System
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2024 r. poz. 750, z późn. zm.)

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