Best Colleges and Universities in USA


You are here: Home > Laos

Laos Education and Training

 

Training

The level of education in Laos is low and the illiteracy is relatively high. Partly this is due to lingering problems after the civil war of 1954–1973, which hit the education sector hard.

Poor communication in mountainous sparsely populated areas also means that far from all children can go to school and many are also needed as workers at home. Another reason for the low level of education is that teaching takes place in the majority language lao, which not all children master. There is also a shortage of teachers.

  • COUNTRYAAH: Country facts of Laos, including geography profile, population statistics, and business data.

The five-year compulsory school is compulsory from the age of six. Almost all children start school, but there are many drop-outs. The tuition is free of charge, but the students themselves have to pay for school uniforms and textbooks. After compulsory school, two voluntary supplementary stages follow every three years. More than half of the students go on to these stages.

Since 1990, there are a few privately owned primary schools, but these are tightly controlled by the state.

Higher education is poorly developed. There are a few universities, the main one being Laos National University in Vientiane, founded in 1995. In addition, there are a number of higher education institutions, such as technical colleges. Only a small proportion of the Laotians receive higher education.

  • Topschoolsintheusa: Offers a full list of testing locations for SAT exam in Lao. Also covers test dates of 2020 and 2021 for Scholastic Assessment Test within this country.

Training and Education of LaosFACTS - EDUCATION

Proportion of children starting primary school

93.3 percent (2017)

Number of pupils per teacher in primary school

22 (2017)

Reading and writing skills

84.7 percent (2015)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP

12.2 percent (2014)

Public expenditure on education as a percentage of the state budget

12.2 percent (2014)

2017

September

Growing market for ivory

September 5

Nature conservation activists warn that Laos has become the world's fastest growing market for ivory trade and that it undermines international efforts to put an end to illegal trade.

 

Africa

Algeria Angola
Benin Botswana
Burkina Faso Burundi
Cameroon Cape Verde
Chad Central African Republic
Comoros D.R. Congo
Republic of Congo Egypt
Djibouti Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Ethiopia
Gabon Gambia
Ghana Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Ivory Coast
Kenya Lesotho
Liberia Libya
Mozambique Madagascar
Malawi Mali
Mauritania Mauritius
Monaco Morocco
Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal Seychelles
Sierra Leone Somalia
South Africa South Sudan
Sudan Swaziland
Tanzania Togo
Tunisia Uganda
Zambia Zimbabwe

Asia and Middle East

Afghanistan Armenia
Azerbaijan Bahrain
Bangladesh Bhutan
Brunei Burma
Cambodia China
Cyprus Georgia
India Indonesia
Iran Iraq
Israel Japan
Jordan Kazakhstan
Kuwait Kyrgyzstan
Laos Lebanon
Malaysia Maldives
Mongolia North Korea
Oman Pakistan
Philippines Qatar
Saudi Arabia Singapore
South Korea Sri Lanka
Syria Taiwan
Tajikistan Thailand
Turkey Turkmenistan
U.A.E. Uzbekistan
Vietnam East Timor
Yemen  

Europe

Albania Andorra
Austria Belarus
Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria Croatia
Czech Republic Denmark
Estonia Finland
France Germany
Greece Holy See
Hungary Iceland
Ireland Italy
Kosovo Latvia
Liechtenstein Lithuania
Luxembourg Macedonia
Malta Moldova
Montenegro Namibia
Nepal Netherlands
Niger Nigeria
Norway Poland
Portugal Romania
Russia San Marino
Serbia Slovakia
Slovenia Spain
Sweden Switzerland
Ukraine United Kingdom

South America

Argentina Bolivia
Brazil Chile
Colombia Ecuador
Guyana Paraguay
Peru Suriname
Uruguay Venezuela

North America

Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas
Barbados Belize
Canada Costa Rica
Cuba Dominica
El Salvador Dominican Republic
Grenada Guatemala
Haiti Honduras
Jamaica Mexico
Nicaragua Panama
St. Kitts St. Lucia
St. Vincent Trinidad and Tobago
United States  

Oceania

Australia Fiji
Kiribati Marshall Islands
Micronesia Nauru
New Zealand  

All Rights Reserved 2020 Best Colleges and Universities in U.S.A.