Education System in Syria - An Overview
All the Schools, Colleges and Universities in Syria come under the purview of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education of Syria. The School system in Syria is divided into 6 years of Primary Education, 3 years of Lower Secondary Education and 3 years of Upper Secondary Education.
The present Education system of Syria was established in 1967, when it signed the Arab Cultural Unity Agreement with Jordan and Egypt, introducing a uniform school ladder in the three countries and determining curricula examination procedures and teacher training requirements for each level. During the years 1996 to 1997, 91% children attended Primary School and about 38% were enrolled in a Secondary School.
Syria Joined UNESCO on November 14, 1946. Syria takes part in EDUCAIDS, an UNESCO initiatives to fight HIV / AIDS. The country has one UNEVOC center and 30 schools are part of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet).