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2008-2009 Educational System
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For the 2008-2009 academic term, the aggregate number of enrollments in the national educational system was 33.8 million students, equal to 31.6% of the country’s aggregate population. This high percentage is due, to some extent, to the structure of the population pyramid, where 24.1% is from 4 to 15 years old.
Basic education accounts for 75.9% of students, which includes pre-primary, primary and lower-secondary. Upper-secondary education makes up 11.6% of enrollment and it will see more growth in the coming years due to a great expansion in basic education over recent years. Tertiary education, with 2.7 million students, represents 8.0% of total enrollment and job training represents the remaining 4.5%.
From the country’s total enrollment, which amounts to 33,747,186 students, 50.07% (16,898,722) are men and 49.93% (16,848,464) are women.
In relation to the management of educational service, 71.5% of students attend schools managed by state governments. This high percentage is due to the federalization of basic education and teachers’ colleges, which started in 1992. The 10.3% represents services managed by the federal government, with a downward trend resulting from its programmed transfer to the states. Autonomous institutions, mainly universities, manage 4.7% of schools, mainly in upper-secondary and tertiary education. Therefore, only 13.5% of students attend private schools.
Friday, November 12, 2010 at 17:18:34 by Lussette de Paredes Venegas