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Education in Latvia

Education in Latvia is free and compulsory until the age of 15, or through the completion of primary school.[1] In 1996, the gross primary enrollment rate was 95.8 percent, while the net primary enrollment rate was 89.5 percent.[1] The number of children who do not attend primary school was increasing as of 2001.[1] In rural areas, a number of schools have been closed.[1]

The place allocated to minority languages in secondary education was an issue of wide protests in 2003-2004 (see Russian School Defense Staff).

According to 2010 data from UNESCO, 4,720 students from Latvia were enrolled in tertiary education abroad (mostly in the UK, Russia and Germany); 1,760 students from other countries were enrolled in tertiary education in Latvia (mostly from Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania).[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Latvia". Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor (2001). Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor (2002). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Global flow of tertiary-leval students UNESCO Institute for Statistics

External links

  • Ministry of Education and Science
  • Information on education in Latvia, OECD - Contains indicators and information about Latvia and how it compares to other OECD and non-OECD countries
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