Lithuania - Education



For the year 2000, adult illiteracy was estimated at 0.5% (males, 0.3%; females, 0.6%). Education is free and compulsory for all children between the ages of 7 and 15 years (for 9 years). While Lithuanian is the most common medium of instruction, children also study Polish, Russian, and Yiddish. In 1997, primary schools enrolled 225,701 students and employed 14,095 teachers. Student-to-teacher ratio stood at 16 to one. At the secondary level in the same year, there were 378,754 students and 36,932 teachers. As of 1999, 94% of primary-school-age children were enrolled in school, while 88% of those eligible attended secondary school.

Postsecondary institutions had 13,136 teachers and a total student body of 83,645 in 1997. The four known universities are: Kaunas University of Technology (founded in 1950); Vilnius Technical University (founded in 1961); Vilnius University (founded in 1579); and Vytautas Magnus University (founded in 1922). Approximately 22.8% of the government's annual budget was allocated to education in the latter part of the 1990s. As of 1999, public expenditure on education was estimated at 6.4% of GDP.

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Jan 14, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
HELLO I THINK WAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING IS REALLY COOL AND MORE PEOPLE SHOULD START DOING THAT IN ALL OF THE OTHER PLACES THA CHILDREN THAT NEEDS EDUCATION OR THAT THEY NEED HELP SO THEY CAN HAVE A BETTER LIFE THAN WAT THEY HAVE NOW SO I HOPE THAT PEOPLE WOULD DO THAT SO THEY CAN LIVE BETTER

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