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25,531 children return to classrooms in state primary and secondary schools this morning.

Welcoming them will be a total of 3,476 teachers, 1,832 LSAs and 455 members of the senior management teams, the Ministry of Education said.

"The beginning of this scholastic year marks important policy landmarks which continue on the government’s plans to improve the education system in Malta," it said.

During this summer several million euro were poured into schools’ infrastructure in a bid to improve a number of schools.

This year also marks the second year of a six-year cycle which will see a changeover to a co-education system at Secondary level.

The Middle School concept, whereby Forms 1 and 2 will be distanced from 3, 4 and 5, is also another important policy pillar for this Ministry.

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