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Education in the pupil’s own religion

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The pupil will study one of the following:

- Evangelical Lutheran religion (evankelis-luterilainen uskonto)

- Orthodox religion (ortodoksinen uskonto)

- Ethics (elämänkatsomustieto)

- Pupil’s own religion.

Pupils who are part of the Evangelical Lutheran community always take part in Evangelical Lutheran religious instruction. Pupils who are part of the Orthodox community take part in Ort ...

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To whom and on what terms

The parent or carer requests religious instruction for their child by filing out a form.

Background information

Basic education is education delivered in accordance to a curriculum that supports the pupils’ growth as human beings and members of society and teaches them the knowledge and skills they need. It confers every pupil the same eligibility for upper secondary education.

Compulsory education applies to children who are permanent residents in Finland in the year in which they turn seven years old. Compulsory education ends when the children have completed the basic education syllabus or ten years have passed since they started in compulsory education. The period of compulsory education may be extended due to a disability or illness. Adults may complete the basic education syllabus for example at a general upper secondary school for adults, a folk high school or an adult education centre.

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City of Helsinki

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City of Helsinki, Education Division
Text edited by: City of Helsinki, Education Division
Updated: 31/3/2024