First, we shall provide relevant parts of the table 22, “Number of schools”, from Lithuania’s fourth report under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (ACFC/SR/IV(2017)004; https://rm.coe.int/16806f826c pp. 76-77)
|Schools with one|
several languages of
2 One school, which does not have pupils studying under the general education programmes
3 Two schools, which do not have pupils studying under the general education programmes
4 One school, which does not have pupils studying under the general education programmes
Then, we shall provide some of the same data in a more convenient way. It highlights the total number of schools, the number of those offering education in Russian and of those offering education in Polish.
|Total number of schools||1,321||1,242||1,208||1,200||1,193|
|Schools offering instruction in Russian (RU)||69||68||63||61||59|
|Schools offering education in Polish (PL)||83||79||81||79||76|
|Total number of minority schools (i.e. offering at least one of the following: education in RU, in PL, or – 1 school – in Belarusian)||138||132||128||126||121|
The data on minority schools in the school year 2018/2019 are available at http://www.svis.smm.lt/file/manual/Statistines%20temines%20lenteles/Bendrasis%20ugdymas/Bendrojo%20ugdymo%20mokykl%C5%B3%20taut.%20ma%C5%BEum%C5%B3%20kalba%20ir%20mokini%C5%B3%20skai%C4%8Dius.xlsx Sadly, they are published in a different format, not allowing to tell the precise number of schools offering education in Russian, in Polish or in Belarusian, because of using vague “Others” for schools offering various options. What they do provide, however, is the total number of these minority schools – there were only 105 left. The total number of schools that year was 1076.