Education in Peru


Education in Peru

Infobox Education
country name = Peru
agency

agency = Ministry of Education
leader titles = Minister of Education
leader names = José Antonio Chang
budget = S/.3,755 million1
budget year = 2005
primary languages = Spanish
system type = Central
established events = Creation of the Ministry
established dates = 1837
literacy year = 2005
literacy total = 88.92
literacy men =
literacy women =
enroll total = 6.5 million
enroll primary = 4.1 million3
enroll secondary = 2.4 million4
enroll post-secondary =
attain secondary =
attain post-secondary =
footnotes = 1 Ministerio de Educación, PDFlink| [http://www.minedu.gob.pe/planificacionestrategica/InformeEvalPESEM.pdf "Informe de Evaluación del Desempeño Año 2005"] |180 KiB , p. 17. Retrieved on June 15, 2007.
2 Portal Educativo Huascarán, [http://www.huascaran.edu.pe/web/visitante/comunidad/articulos2007/analfabetismo "El analfabetismo en cifras"] . Retrieved on June 15, 2007.
3Estadística de la Calidad Educativa, [http://escale.minedu.gob.pe/escale/inicio.do?pagina=2 "Cifras de la Educación"] . Retrieved on June 15, 2007.
4Estadística de la Calidad Educativa, [http://escale.minedu.gob.pe/escale/inicio.do?pagina=2 "Cifras de la Educación"] . Retrieved on June 15, 2007.

Education in Peru is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, which is in charge of formulating, implementing and supervising the national educational policy. [Ministerio de Educación, [http://www.minedu.gob.pe/institucional/index.php "Información General"] . Retrieved on June 15, 2007.] According to the Constitution, education is compulsory and free in public schools for the initial, primary and secondary levels. ["Constitución Política del Perú", Article Nº 17.] It is also free in public universities for students who are unable to pay tuition and have an adequate academic performance. ["Constitución Política del Perú", Article Nº 17.] As of 2008, various institutions such as UNESCO, World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank have stated that Peru has the best education system in Latin America [http://www.anuies.mx/servicios/p_anuies/publicaciones/revsup/res117/ftext15.htm] and that primary, secondary, and superior education attendance rates were the highest in Latin America. [http://www.anuies.mx/servicios/p_anuies/publicaciones/revsup/res117/ftext15.htm]

Notes

External links

* [http://www.minedu.gob.pe/ Web portal] of the Ministry of Education

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