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8 unique facts about the education system of several countries in the world
8 unique facts about the education system of several countries in the world

Talking about education is endless. It is always interesting to talk about educational topics. Education is understandably important for a country. A country’s progress depends on the educational level of its population. The higher the level of education, the more advanced the development of a country.


Here are interesting and unique facts about education systems in 8 countries:

  1. Finland

When talking about the world’s education system, Finland is a country that is often talked about. Education in Finland has become a reference for education in different countries. The education system in Finland is one of the best in the world. Finland revolutionized its education 40 years ago with a different educational method than most western countries.


In Finland, children can only start school at the age of 7. Although viewed from the perspective of modern education, Finnish children are ‘late for school’, they are the smartest among students from other countries.


In Finland, no certificate measures the value of a child. Finland also does not use student rankings, so there is no competition between students, between schools, and even between regions.


  1. Norway

Besides Finland, Norway is a Scandinavian country known for its good education system. The Norwegian education system is ranked in the top 10 in the world every year and is often at the top.


This achievement is due to the Norwegian government’s support for equal rights for its citizens to receive good educational services that are not differentiated according to their social, cultural, or regional background. Its spirit, the school is a place where knowledge is acquired, is also intended to offer well-being to every student.


In the education system in Norway, there is a 10-year compulsory education, which consists of primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary education. The education system in Norway is divided into three parts: primary and upper secondary education, upper secondary education, and higher education.


  1. Russia

Education in Russia is provided by the state and is fully regulated by the Federal Ministry of Education. The level of education also shows similarities with other countries, ranging from primary school to high school. However, Russia is currently one of the educational destinations for international students.


Russia has become one of the educational destinations for international students due to the many scholarships that can be obtained there. In addition, the cost of living and tuition fees in Russia is relatively cheaper compared to other European countries.


In the Russian educational system, practical tasks will be more than just giving material in the classroom. The evaluation is based on the level of knowledge of the examination results and is also determined from the thesis and the total score throughout the learning process, including the determination of the degree at the university.


  1. Germany

For Germans, school is not only about academics, but also about making contacts. That’s why Germany has banned homeschooling and made it compulsory for children aged 6 to 15 to attend school. The German government offers free education ranging from elementary school to college.


Children in Germany only go to school before lunch. Some go to school until the afternoon, but the afternoon classes are only for non-cognitive subjects like physical education or arts education. The school times in Germany are shorter because Germany places more value on efficient learning.


  1. Japan

The Japanese are world famous for their intelligence, politeness, and good work ethic. These advantages can only be created because the Japanese education system is considered one of the best in the world. In Japan, students do not take exams until they reach grade 4 (age 10). They believe that the purpose of the first three years of school is not to assess children’s knowledge or learning, but rather to focus on ways of learning and self-character.


At the end of high school, Japanese students have to take an exam that is very important for their future. The students can have any colleges they want, of course with certain point requirements. If students don’t achieve these scores, they may not be able to go to college. Competition for college admissions in Japan is fierce and only 76% continue their education after high school


  1. South Korea

For elementary and junior high school students, classes begin between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. During high school graduation, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. This is done so that students study extra hard to qualify for college. The competition is fierce, leading many prospective students in South Korea to experience stress and commit suicide.


Korea has five majors, namely math, science, Korean, social studies, and English. The position of teachers in South Korea is highly regarded. It’s normal for teachers to use physical violence to discipline their students.


  1. North Korea

Although very secretive, it turns out that the North Korean government is very concerned about the education of its people. The literacy rate in North Korea is 99%. Education in this country is controlled by the government, so the children there don’t have to spend any money. Students receive not only facilities but also uniforms and guidebooks for free.


Students in North Korea must study biographies of important political figures as well as the Russian language. The North Korean government requires its citizens to attend junior high school only, or for 11 years by passing one year of pre-school level (4 years of primary education and 6 years of secondary education).


  1. Bangladesh

Bangladesh is regularly hit by floods at least twice a year. Floods not only make access to clean water more difficult but also make it difficult for children to attend school. To solve this problem, Shidulai Swanirvar Sangstha’s organization created a floating school.


There are currently at least 100 floating schools in the form of ships with various facilities such as laptops, internet access, and libraries. This floating school is powered by solar energy. Till now this floating school in Bangladesh already has thousands of students.


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