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Uzbekistan has a 4-5-2 formal education structure. Primary school has an official entry age of seven and a duration of four grades. Secondary school is divided into two cycles: lower secondary consists of grades 5 - 9, and upper secondary consists of grades 10 - 11. In principle, public education is free and primary and lower secondary school are compulsory. Students sit for the State certificate issued at the end of grade 9, and the Certificate of Complete Secondary Education at the end of grade 11.The school year runs from September to May and is divided into four terms.
Uzbekistan is transitioning to a twelve year education system. Under the new system, an additional year will be added to the upper secondary cycle and all of secondary education will become compulsory (UNESCO IBE, World Data on Education. 7th Edition, 2010-2011. Revised 8/2011).
Among other data sources, unique EPDC data collections for Uzbekistan include administrative data from the Ministry of Education (2007), household survey data from MICS (2006, 2000), and indicators derived from UIS data.
For an overview of current education conditions in Uzbekistan, please view our education profiles.
Last updated: 10/2012
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