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Lithuania raises pay for Lithuanian language teachers in Belarus, Poland, Kaliningrad

BC, Vilnius, 13.02.2020.Print version
The government has increased by 50% allowances for Lithuanian language teachers in Belarus, Poland and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, informed LETA/BNS.

Education Minister Algirdas Monkevicius, whose ministry drafted the respective government resolution, says the measure is aimed at bringing their salaries up to the level of their counterparts in Lithuania.

"In total, there are 64 of them: 46 in Belarus, eight in Poland and 13 in Kaliningrad, and their salaries are already lower than those of teachers working in Lithuania," he told the Cabinet on Wednesday. 

A 1 mln euros were provided for allowances for Lithuanian language teachers abroad last year and the amount will increase by more than 0.5 million euros this year, according to the minister. 

Lithuanian language is taught in six general education establishments and over 20 informal education schools in Belarus, Poland and Kaliningrad. 

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