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Indonesia has a 6-3-3 formal education structure. Primary school has an official entry age of seven and a duration of six grades. Secondary school is divided into two cycles: lower secondary consists of grades 7 - 9, and upper secondary consists of grades 10 - 12. Basic education consists of primary and lower secondary school. In principle, public school is free and basic education is compulsory. Students sit for the lower secondary school certificate examination at the end of grade 9, and the senior secondary certificate at the end of grade 12.The academic year is broken down into two semesters and lasts approximately 38 weeks (UNESCO IBE, World Data on Education. 7th Edition, 2010-2011. Revised 5/2011).
Among other data sources, unique EPDC data collections for Indonesia include administrative data from the Bureau of Statistics (2009, 2010), Department of Education (2003 - 2008), household survey data from DHS (2003, 2007), SES (2002), and indicators derived from UIS data.
For an overview of current education conditions in Indonesia, please view our education profiles.
Last updated: 10/2012
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