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South Korea

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

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Republic of Korea
Region: East & South Asia
Population: 47,470,969
Language(s): Korean, English
Literacy Rate: 98%
Academic Year: March-February
Number of Primary Schools: 5,721
Compulsory Schooling: 9 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 3.7%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 2,143

Libraries: 304
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 3,794,447
  Secondary: 4,662,492
  Higher: 2,541,659
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 94%
  Secondary: 102%
  Higher: 68%
Teachers: Primary: 122,743
  Secondary: 192,947
  Higher: 114,231
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 31:1
  Secondary: 25:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 94%
  Secondary: 102%
  Higher: 52%



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