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Georgia has a 6-3-3 formal education structure. Primary school has an official entry age of six and a duration of six grades. Secondary school is divided into two cycles: lower secondary (known as basic secondary) consists of grades 7 - 9, and upper secondary (known as general secondary) consists of grades 10 - 12. In principle, public school is free and primary and lower secondary are compulsory. The academic year is divided into trimesters, and lasts approximately 35 weeks. (UNESCO IBE, World Data on Education. 7th Edition, 2010-2011. Revised 8/2011).
According to UIS data, the structure of the education system in Georgia changed from 4-5-2 in 2003 to 6-3-2 in 2004 and then to 6-3-3 in 2009.
Among other data sources, unique EPDC data collections for Georgia include administrative data from the National Statistics Office (2006 - 2012), household survey data from MICS (2005), and indicators derived from UIS data.
For an overview of current education conditions in Georgia, please view our education profiles.
Last updated: 10/2012
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