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Education in Nicaragua




Nicaragua-Education was on its road to development by the end of the 19th century. The education system of Nicaragua had received a serious set back during the Somoza rule. Little capital was spent on education and poverty drew the major population into hard labor.65% of the children went for primary education by the end of 1970.But only 22% completed their education.

The rural schools of Nicaragua offered two years of school education. Very few students got admission in the secondary school in Nicaragua because of the high tuition charges. The family with average income could not afford it.

As a result admission in the college was also very limited. The upper class families in Nicaragua sent their children abroad for further education. By the beginning of 1984 the government of Sandinista invested heavily into the pre University education.

The literacy campaign of 1989 was successful in reducing the illiteracy percentage. Popular Education Cooperatives were set up by the Ministry of Education. The poor class were given reading lessons and taught basic mathematical skills.

There was an over all development in the number of schools in Nicaragua. The education standard of rural Nicaragua has also gone through remarkable changes.

With the passage of time the new generation of Nicaragua is becoming more and more conscious on education which is the only way for a better life.

Nicaragua-Education has undergone rapid development in recent times.

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