Education in Turkmenistan

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The Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan is responsible for Education in Turkmenistan at all levels.

History[edit]

In 2007, following the presidential decree, compulsory and free education was increased from 9 to 10 years. Starting from 2007, higher education now lasts 5 years. [1] In 2007, there were 1 million children were attending grades 1 to 10 and around 100,000 started grade 1. [2] In 2010/2011 academic year, 931 272 students were enrolled in general educational institutions: 373 160 in urban areas and 558 112 in rural areas. There was a total of 1 730 schools – 1 232 in rural and 498 in urban areas (State Committee for Statistics). Some 69 437 teachers were employed.[3] Turkmenistan introduces 12 year starting from 2013/2014 academic year. [4]

Universities[edit]

There are 23 higher education institutions in Turkmenistan. 18 of these are civil and 5 are military higher education institutions.[5]

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