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Guatemala Education

Guatemala Education

The difference between school in the countryside and in the cities is great. The last decades of the civil war have also left their mark on the education system. Primary school is compulsory for 6 years from the children are 7 years. Although Spanish is the official language, since 1960 it has been emphasized that children should be able to receive initial education in their mother tongue. The high school lasts up to 5 years, divided into two steps. There…

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