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School and education in the Czech Republic

Education has long traditions in the Czech Republic. 6-year compulsory schooling was introduced in 1774. There is now compulsory 9-year compulsory school for all children aged 6 to 15 years. The vast majority of young people continue in high school with four choices: public vocational schools, vocational schools, technical schools or integrated schools. Secondary education usually lasts for 3 to 4 years. Extensive changes were made to the country's education system after 1989. The earlier communist goals based on Marxist-Leninist ideology were replaced with the principles of the individual's right in the humanist and democratic tradition. The authorities have opened up private funding in addition to public support for schools. Many private schools, especially at the high school level, were established after 1990. The education system was previously centrally controlled. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Czech Republic.

Study in Czech Republic

The country has 56 higher education institutions, half of which are private (2005). The oldest university in the country, and one of the oldest in Europe, is the Charles University of Prague (founded in 1348 by Karl 4), the Palacký University in Olomouc (1573, reopened in 1946) and the Masaryk University in Brno (1919).

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