Education in Cuba

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Education in Cuban
National education budget (2002)
Budget$2752 million CP ($246 CP per capita)[1]
General details
Primary languagesSpanish
Literacy (2011)

Education in Cuba has been a high priority for the government for many years. The University of Havana was founded in 1727. There are also some well-established colleges and universities. For the 1959 revolution, the Castro government nationalized all educational institutions. They created a system operated completely by the government. Their strong ideological content is present. Also the constitution states that educational and cultural policy is based on Marxist ideology.[5]

According to UNESCO, Cuba spends about 10 percent of its budget on education. This is compared with 4 percent in the United Kingdom and 2 percent in the United States.

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  1. Tabla No Archived 13 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. unstats | Millennium Indicators
  3. unstats | Millennium Indicators
  4. unstats | Millennium Indicators
  5. "Opendocument".

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