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Ireland

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

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Ireland
Region: Europe
Population: 3,797,257
Language(s): English, Irish (Gaelic)
Literacy Rate: 98%
Academic Year: September-June
Number of Primary Schools: 3,391
Compulsory Schooling: 9 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 6.0%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 5,975
Libraries: 351
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 358,830
  Secondary: 389,353
  Higher: 134,566
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 104%
  Secondary: 118%
  Higher: 41%
Teachers: Primary: 16,202
  Secondary: 27,273
  Higher: 8,979
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 22:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 104%
  Secondary: 122%
  Higher: 43%



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