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School and education in Belize

The responsibility for education in Belize is shared between the state and the church, and most schools are run by the church with state support. It is compulsory 8-year primary school from the children is 6 years. Public schools are free, but parents have to pay for books and extras.

Study in Belize

Almost 100% of children start primary school. The language of instruction is English, Spanish is the first foreign language. It creates problems because many of the children have Spanish or a Mayan language as their mother tongue. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Belize.

About. 50% of children attend high school, which is 4 years old. After high school, one can either choose 2-year junior college, which gives the right to study, or one can choose 2-year vocational education. There is one university.

About. 30% of the population over the age of 15 is considered illiterate.

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