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School and education in Bolivia

There are eight years of compulsory and free schooling in Bolivia from the children are six years. The secondary school is voluntary and lasts up to four years.

Study in Bolivia

In 2000, 96% of children started primary school, while just over 83% of them completed 4th grade. 68% of the age group continued in high school. In 1996, 25% of the population received higher education. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Bolivia.

There are major differences in the level of education in cities and in the countryside. In rural areas, children rarely complete schooling, partly because their parents need help with farm work as animal husbandry. In addition, the teaching is mostly in Spanish, a language the children may have poor knowledge of. In the cities, schooling is common, and poor results are often due to large classes and lack of special education.

The country has eight state universities and two private.

Illiteracy was estimated at approx. 15% of adults in 2000.

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