JUST over 12 percent of students at education centres on Minorca are foreign, reported the Island's Education department yesterday.
Of 13'951 students registered, 1'723 are immigrants, figures which are similar to last year. Looking just at an analysis of secondary school (ESO) students, 15.75 percent are foreign.
In primary education, 13.17 percent of pupils are immigrants and 9.32 percent of children attending infant schools are non-nationals. Numbers of foreigners in further education are registered at 8.37 percent.
Examining the nationalities of the foreign students, the largest group are from Morocco making up 17.76 of the total of immigrant pupils, 17.41 percent are from Ecuador, and 12.13 percent are from Britain.
By municipality, Es Castell is the one which has the largest section of foreign students (17.41 percent), although the Education department said in its report that there are centres in Mahon where the proportion of immigrant pupils exceeds this figure.