Simferopol (QHA) - This school year, 450 thousand Ukrainian children became first-graders. This is 20 thousand more than last year. According to head of cultural and education department of Mejlis and head of Association of Crimean Tatar educational workers “Maarifchi” Safure Kadzhametova, this year 737 Crimean Tatars became first-graders at classes with Crimean Tatar language of instruction. Such classes are opened on the base of 38 Crimean schools. On September 1st, schools held celebrations of the Day of Knowledge. Government officials, deputies of different levels, Mejlis, and of course parents, congratulated children with the beginning of the school year.