In Nicaragua, the academic year begins in January and ends in December, and the official primary school entrance age is 6. The system is structured so that the primary school cycle lasts 6 years, lower secondary lasts 3 years and upper secondary lasts 2 years. Nicaragua has a total of 1,389,000 pupils enrolled in primary and secondary education. Of these pupils, 67% are enrolled in primary education.
The oldest institution of higher education in Nicaragua is the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, which was founded in 1812, which also dates back to the Spanish colonial period. Nicaragua became a part of the Central American Federation in 1821 and also declared its independence from Spain. It left the Federation in 1838 for full independence. There are many commercial schools and eight universities throughout the country.
The National Council of Universities is the body responsible for strategic planning in Nicaragua.Admission to higher education is on the basis of the Bachillerato, the leading secondary school qualification. Students are also subject to an entrance examination. The Licenciado, the main undergraduate degree, is a four or five year course of study. A professional title may also be awarded depending on the subject. Following the Licenciado, the first postgraduate degree is the Maestria, which lasts two years and culminates with the submission of a thesis. Institutions of higher learning also offer two or three year courses in technical and vocational education. The main qualification studied for is the Tecnico Superior.
Eduniversal in Nicaragua: 1 school
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Useful Sites for Studying in Nicaragua
Nicaragua Tourism: http://www.nicaragua.com/
Scholarships for Studying in Nicaragua
Study in Nicaragua: http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/country/nicaragua.htm