One of the most interesting topics of the much-discussed immigration phenomenon is that relating to the children of immigrants, those who have breathed little or no air in their country of origin and who now live or were born abroad. At best they are bilingual, but of course there are those who hardly chew their mother tongue.
An important detail regarding children is their education. According to statistics from the Ministry of Education, foreign students in Italy are increasing every year with 20 - 25%. They are distributed throughout Italy but the greatest presence is found in Milan, where 14% is almost studied, 13% in Reggio Emilia, 12,6% in Turin, etc. During the 2006-2007 school year there were more foreign students enrolled than 500.000. Compared to the data of previous years, the number is expected to exceed one million towards the 2010.
Meanwhile, the Albanians can boast of a record in school enrollment. Albanian pupils in Italian schools are more than 78.000 and this amount corresponds to 16% of all foreign students. Most were born in Italy but there are also those who arrived thanks to family reunification. Followed by pupils of Romanian origin and in third place those of Moroccan origin.
We are dealing with a "city" of Albanian students who grow and study in Italy. After this data, we only wish that the school results also follow the attendance record.
Follow Albania News on Google News