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Education in Poland Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Culture

A well-educated and well-trained population is essential for a country’s social and economic well-being. Education (edukacja, wykształcenie) plays a key role in providing individuals with the knowledge (wiedza), skills (umiejętności) and competences (kompetencje) needed to participate effectively in society and in the economy. Most concretely, having a good education greatly improves the likelihood of finding a job and earning enough money. 

Following a decline in manual labour over previous decades, employers now favour a more educated labour force. High-school graduation rates therefore provide a good indication of whether a country is preparing its students to meet the minimum requirements of the job market.

In Poland, 88% of adults aged 25-64 have earned the equivalent of a high-school degree. This is equally true of men and women. Among younger people – a better indicator of Poland’s future – 93% of 25-34 year-olds have earned the equivalent of a high-school degree.

Poles can expect to go through 18 years of education between the ages of 5 and 39. This high level of education expectancy echoes Poland’s good performance in the educational attainment of its 25-34 year-old population.

The best-performing school systems manage to provide high-quality education to all students. The school system in Poland provides relatively equal access to high-quality education.

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My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.