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Jamaica Education


Jamaica's school system is characterized by structure and curricula to some extent in the country's past as a British colony. The primary school is 6 years old and covers the age of 6-12 years. Almost all pupils in the age range are registered as pupils, but attendance is around 75%. The aim is to prioritize the primary school stage and make the curricula better adapted to the needs of the country. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Jamaica.

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Secondary school consists of different school forms with a 5-year program (3 + 2). Secondary high school, which grates among the applicants, leads to certificates at the so-called O-level after 5 years. After a further 2 year courses, the student can qualify for admission to university through the so-called A-level certificate. In the early 1990s, 80% of the age burden went to the 3-year cycle. After completing the 2-year cycle, some schools may transition to a thirteenth school year (sixth form). The stage also has different types of vocational schools.

The University of the West Indies was established in 1948. At the tertiary stage there is also a college of technology, agriculture and teacher education.

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