Education System in Bulgaria - An Overview
Last updated on October 7, 2013
The Republic of Bulgaria is a country in Southern Europe. It's neighboring countries are Romania, Danube, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Black Sea borders Bulgaria to the East. Further, Ottomans ruled Bulgaria for more than five centuries. Bulgaria freed itself from Ottoman rulings in 1878 and established as a Constitutional Monarchy.
The estimated literacy rate in 2003 was 98.6% and almost similar for both genders. Moreover, the standard of Education in Bulgaria is high and the present Education Structure for Primary and Secondary Education was adopted in 1988.
Furthermore, the Government of Bulgaria had made attendance compulsory for children between the age group of 7 to 16 years. Enrolment in Primary Schools was 93% and in Secondary Schools was 81% in the year1998. The female-male ratio was 0.97 in Primary Schools and 0.98 in Secondary Schools in 1998.
During 1990's the number of Primary Schools increased by 10 times and Higher Education system gained full recognition. Between 1995 and 2002, the number of university graduates rose up from 33,000 to 50,000.