The duration of school year, according to the agency, for pre-school classes will last 32 weeks, 1-graders - 33 academic weeks, for 2-11's (12's) graders - 34 academic weeks.
The Ministry has also set the date and duration of school holidays. Autumn holidays for schoolchildren will last 7 days (from 31 October to 6 November 2016 inclusive), winter holidays - 10 days (from 30 December 2016 to 8 January 2017), spring holidays - 13 days (from 21 March to 2 April 2017 ).
Spring Break in pre-school classes will last 15 days (from 21 March to 4 April 2017). In addition, pre-school classes, students and first graders will rest 7 days - from 1-7 February 2017.
Duration of summer holidays will be determined by the order of the Ministry by the end of 2016/2017 school year.
From this year, all first-graders of the country will be trained in accordance with the updated program with the five-day school week. The rest of the classes will move to five-day week, gradually until 2019.