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

Official Country Name: Turkmenistan
Region: East & South Asia

Population: 4,518,268
Language(s): Turkmen, Russian, Uzbek
Literacy Rate: 98%
Number of Primary Schools: 1,947
Compulsory Schooling: 7 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 4.3%
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 372,170
  Higher: 76,000
Teachers: Primary: 16,300

In early 2001 President Niyazov announced a cutback of 10,000 positions in education. Some teachers of foreign language will be transferred to Language Learning Centers, which will charge tuition.

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