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Nicaragua

Constitutional & Legal Foundations


Title 7 of the 1987 constitution not only details the relative powers of government regarding education, but makes many statements regarding educational philosophy. Administratively the constitution establishes educational oversight and funding as the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports (MECD). The MECD falls within the executive segment of the government but operates under the laws created by the legislative Asamblea Nacional. One of the standing commissions within the assembly with particular responsibility for educational matters is the nine-member Commission on Education, Means of Social Communication, Culture, and Sports.

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