- Education in Algeria
Algeriais free and officially compulsory for Algerians up to age 16, but actual enrollment falls far short of 100 percent. [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/profiles/Algeria.pdf Algeria country profile] . Library of Congress Federal Research Division(May 2008). "This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain."] Enrollment drops off sharply from primary to secondary school. In fact, only about half the eligible population is enrolled in secondary school, which consists of two three-year cycles beginning at age 12. In addition, Algeria has 10 universities, seven university centers (centres universitaires), and several technical colleges. The primary language of school instruction is Arabic, but Berber-languageinstruction has been permitted since 2003, in part to ease reliance on foreign teachers but also in response to complaints about Arabization.
As of 2008, Algeria's
literacy rateis 69–70 percent, higher than those of Moroccoand Egyptbut subpar by international standards. The breakdown by gender is 79 percent for males and 61 percent for females. A lag persists for women despite progress since independence in 1962. Education consumes one-quarter of the national budget. Algeria faces a shortage of teachers as a result of the doubling in the number of eligible children and young adults in the last 12 years.
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