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Ecuador Education


Ecuador officially has a compulsory and free six-year elementary school for ages 6-14. In practice, schooling becomes very sporadic for many children. Some quit already after a year to help with the family's livelihood, and only a minor part of the school attend the school. Many students also fail in the rigid exam system. School conditions are significantly worse in rural areas than in cities. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Ecuador.

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Of the adult population, one in ten residents is illiterate. There is some adult education, and conscripts are taught in school subjects if necessary. The Catholic Church runs a number of schools and colleges. This has contributed to the training of more doctors and lawyers than technicians at university level. There are six autonomous public universities and a dozen technical colleges in the country. Most significant are the universities of Quito and Guayaquil. There are also a number of private universities, including some Catholic.

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