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The People of Papua New Guinea, Education

Lae, Port Moresby, local schools, University of Papua New Guinea, University of Technology

Papua New Guinea’s literacy rate is 76.3 percent (2001). Education is available from preschool through the university level, although it is not compulsory. About 84.9 percent of children enroll in primary school, but very few complete more than a few years of formal education. Children begin attending school at age 7. At age 12 they move from local schools to provincial high schools for four years. A few become eligible to attend national high schools to prepare for university education. There are two universities in Papua New Guinea: the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby and the University of Technology in Lae.



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Lae, Port Moresby, local schools, University of Papua New Guinea, University of Technology, primary school, university education, preschool, universities, university level, percent of children, age

 
 

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