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Sri Lanka

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

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Region: East & South Asia
Population: 19,238,575
Language(s): Sinhala, Tamil, English
Literacy Rate: 90.2%
Academic Year: January-December
Number of Primary Schools: 9,554
Compulsory Schooling: 9 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 3.4%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 55
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 1,843,848
  Secondary: 2,314,054
  Higher: 63,660
Educational EnrollmentRate: Primary: 109%
  Secondary: 75%
Teachers: Primary: 66,339
  Secondary: 103,572
  Higher: 2,636
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 28:1
  Secondary: 22:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 108%
  Secondary: 78%



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