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The education system in Peru has since the beginning of the 1960s expanded greatly in connection with the rapid urbanization. At the same time, the state's influence over governance and financing has increased. The proportion of illiterates in the adult population decreased from 38% in 1963 to 10% in 2007. Almost half of the population speaks native (Native American) languages, which means that many primary schools are taught in both Quechua and Spanish. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Peru.

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Most children of primary and secondary school age attend state schools with free education. The primary school starts at the age of six, is compulsory and consists of six year courses. The secondary school is divided into two stages, a 2-year old and a 3-year old. In practice, it has two programs, one university preparation and one more vocational and technical. The drop-out rate includes one third of secondary school students.

The higher education, which is conducted at some 80 universities, of which just over half are private, encompasses larger proportions of the age groups than in most Latin American countries. Since the 1960s, the proportion who go to higher education has increased dramatically. Despite selective intake, the dropout rate during the studies is large.

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