According to preliminary data of department of education and science at the Nikolaev regional state administration, this year 9 thousand 836 children will go to the first classes of schools of area. Last year this figure was a little higher - nearly 10 thousand.
According to specialists of school department of management, by 2010-2012 it is expected that the number of first graders considerably will increase in area. It is connected with higher level of birth rate in 2004-2007 in comparison with the beginning 2000-x.
On the eve of this academic year in the Nikolaev area closed 9 schools: 5 in the Zhovtnevy area, 3 in Snigirevskom, 1 in Novobugskom from - that in them began simply nobody to study.
With kindergartens the situation is a little better. So, this year in Nikolaev opened 2 new kindergartens, in the Domanevsky area - 1, in New Odessa - 1. 2 kindergartens once closed, resumed the work: in New Odessa and Pervomaisk areas.