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Syria

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

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Syrian Arab Republic
Region: Middle East
Population: 16,305,659
Language(s): Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French, English
Literacy Rate: 70.8%
Number of Primary Schools: 10,783
Compulsory Schooling: 6 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 3.1%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 11,790
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 2,690,205
  Secondary: 957,664
  Higher: 215,734
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 101%
  Secondary: 42%
  Higher: 16%
Teachers: Primary: 114,689
  Secondary: 64,661
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 23:1
  Secondary: 17:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 96%
  Secondary: 40%
  Higher: 13%

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