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Education in Lithuania


Lithuania Education plays a very important role in the development of the country. The highly educated population of Lithuania have attended special schools other than completing basic education and higher education.
The age group from 15 to 39 have completed basic education. From 40 onwards the level of education drops. The literacy rate of Lithuania is 99.6%.

Lithuania Education ensures that the schools take Lithuanian as the medium of training. The education system is divided into three parts such as primary, secondary and higher education. Adult education was added to it. The philosophy of education as well as teaching process was highly ideologized and politicized.

The schooling system last twelve years. Schools of Lithuania are of three types, those which includes standard one to four, those which includes standard one to nine and those which includes from standard one to twelve. Primary and secondary education has been compulsory in Lithuania.



Higher education is provided in renowned universities like Vilnius University, Vytautas Magnus University etc. There are a number of stream students can choose such as science, engineering, humanities, technical studies etc. Education of Lithuania has contributed a lot in the progress of this country.