Tegucigalpa, literacy rate, Honduras, compulsory, pupils
Education in Honduras is free and compulsory for children between the ages of 7 and 12. The government has pledged to raise the literacy rate, which stands at 83.7 percent. In 1994, 1.01 million pupils were enrolled in 8,114 primary schools. However, only 32 percent of secondary school-age children were enrolled in school.
The National Autonomous University of Honduras (1847), in Tegucigalpa, is the major institution of higher learning. In 1994 enrollment in higher education numbered 54,100 students.
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