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Paraguay

History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary Education

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Republic of Paraguay
Region: South America
Population: 5,585,828
Language(s): Spanish, Guarani
Literacy Rate: 92.1%
Academic Year: March-November
Number of Primary Schools: 5,928
Compulsory Schooling: 6 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 4.0%
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 895,777
  Secondary: 327,775
  Higher: 42,302
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 111%
  Secondary: 43%
  Higher: 10%
Teachers: Primary: 41,713
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 21:1
  Secondary: 12:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 109%
  Secondary: 45%
  Higher: 11%



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