Donetsk, Aug 31 - DAN. More than 142,000 children in the Donetsk People’s Republic will begin the school year on 1 September, the Republic’s Education and Science Ministry press service told Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“More than 142,000 schoolchildren will begin studies at secondary schools,” a Ministry official said adding that 485 schools would open their doors on 1 September.

Earlier reports said that more than 15,000 children would start their first year at DPR schools.*jk