Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: We want the changes in the education system to result from public discussion

The education system requires not only investment but also – more importantly – reforms fit for the 21st century said the Prime Minister upon launching the Round Table for Education, his initiative. The guests invited to the discussion include teachers, parents, trade unionists, representatives of local authorities and members of non-governmental organisation involved in education.

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Photo: Krystian Maj, Adam Guz / Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

As the Prime Minister stressed, this is one of the most important debates of recent years. He also expressed his hope that this discussion would contribute to the best possible solutions for Polish schools, students, and the whole system.

What should be the aim of students, parents, teachers and the whole state is the good quality of education, and the best way to achieve this is to talk said the Prime Minister. As he stated, the education system is a foundation for knowledge-based economy.

The Prime Minister admitted that it was teachers’ wage demands that prompted the Round Table initiative. At the same time he stated that a responsible state must not invest in such an education system that functions poorly as a whole. We strive for both qualitative and quantitative jump he stated.

After listening to the voices of the representatives of the groups invited to the joint debate, the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki assessed it as very substantive and inspiring. I see many common denominators, which are a very important signpost for me to change the education system he said.

Summarizing the first part of the session, he also pointed out that as part of the reform the pupil remains the central focus and we must strive for his preparation for life and shaping the patriotic attitude.

Mateusz Morawiecki thanked the participants that they accepted the invitation to participate in the dialogue and further reform. It was a good decision, which puts students first, especially those who are to take their final secondary school examinations. As the Prime Minister added, the strike suspension does not mean giving up work for a better school and better perspectives for students and teachers.

He also assured that the meetings are open for anyone who wants to participate in a meaningful discussion.



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