School duty applies for children between 6
and 15 years. The majority of the students continue to
the upper secondary school where there are theoretical,
technical and vocational orientations. Private schools
are located next to the state.
Low wages mean that young Czechs are attracted to the
teaching profession. In 2014, about half of all primary
and secondary school teachers were over 50 years old.
The school is modernizing, among other things, to make
the teaching profession more attractive.
Country facts of Czech Republic, including geography profile, population statistics, and business data.
The Roma minority is discriminated against in
education. Many Roma children have long been placed in
schools for students with mild intellectual
disabilities. These were formally abolished in 2004, but
the practical schools that were introduced then led to
few improvements. About 30 percent of the students in
the practical schools were Roma. Studies show that even
Roma children who attend regular schools are
discriminated against. According to a report from
Amnesty International 2015, it is also common for Roma
children who attend mixed classes to be harassed by both
teachers and other students. The progress you can point
to, according to Amnesty, is mainly due to the
involvement of individual teachers, not the actions of
the authorities. Some Roma parents have tried to get
around the problems by sending their children to private
schools. Some families have been indebted to do so.
From 2016, new rules apply, which means that all
pupils with special needs - including children with
disabilities, children from socio-economically
disadvantaged families and from culturally different
environments - will be prepared place in ordinary
schools where they will receive extra support.
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Prague is the center of a long educational tradition;
scientists from all over Europe have worked here. Among
them is the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546–1601).
The botanist Gregor Mendel (1822–1884) in Brno conducted
thousands of cross-fertilization of plants for research
purposes. The Czech Republic has more than 60
universities and colleges, most of them privately owned.
Most famous is the University of Prague in Prague,
founded in 1348.
Nowadays, almost every third of the youth go on to
college, and more women (36 percent) than men (25
percent) are pursuing higher education. However, the
proportion is lower than in many other EU countries,
although the gap is narrowing. However, an increasing
proportion of students drop out of their studies before
taking their degree. According to EU statistics, 22
percent of Czechs between the ages of 25 and 64 had
college education in 2015, compared to an average of 33
percent for all member countries.
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FACTS - EDUCATION
Number of pupils per teacher in primary
Public expenditure on education as a
percentage of GDP
13.9 percent (2015)
Public expenditure on education as a
percentage of the state budget
13.9 percent (2015)
Protests against Zeman
The celebration of the 25th anniversary of the "velvet revolution" in 1989,
when the communist regime fell, leads to widespread protests against President
Miloš Zeman, who made a series of pro-Russian statements, not infrequently with
what has been described as vulgar language. A few days later, Zeman invites
Russian President Putin to an international symposium on the Holocaust in
Success for government parties in the Senate elections
The government coalition retains its majority in the Senate after two
electoral votes to elect 27 of the House's 81 members. The three government
parties win 19 of the mandates that are at stake and receive a total of 46
members. The turnout in the second round is the lowest since the Czech
Republic's independence in 1993, only 16.69 percent.
Record-low turnout in EU elections
On May 25, elections to the European Parliament will be held, but just over
18 percent of Czechs vote. The populist party ANO becomes the largest party with
just over 16 percent of the vote, ahead of the Top 09 which receives just under
16 percent and the Social Democrats receiving just over 14 percent. The three
largest parties have all adopted an EU-friendly line on the most important
issues. The EU-critical parties ODS and the European Party of Free
Citizens receive just under 8 percent and just over 5 percent of the
Sobotka's government wins a vote of confidence
The new government under Bohuslav Sobotka wins his first vote of confidence
Former head of government is prosecuted
Prosecution is brought against former Prime Minister Petr Nečas, He is
accused of bribery in connection with the scandal that befell his government
(see June 2013). According to the indictment, he must have
offered lucrative work to three MEPs to support him in an important vote.
New S-led government is presented
Social Democrats leader Bohuslav Sobotka presents his government proposal
consisting of eight Social Democrats, six members of the ANO populist party and
three Christian Democrats. Three of the ministers are women. Foreign Minister
becomes Social Democrat Lubomír Zaorálek, a strong advocate for the EU. The post
of finance minister goes to the country's second richest man, ANO leader Andrej
Babiš, who once said he would like to run the Czech Republic as a family
business. The government will now be approved in a vote in the lower house in