Our provider Julye teaches us what school is like for students in Peru from childhood to adulthood:
EDUCATIONAL LEVELS IN PERU
Children must attend preschool for three years, they must be between the ages of 3 and 5 years old.
When a child reaches six years of age, they should attend primary school starting with first grade sixth grade. The Primary Education level lasts six years.
When a child reaches 12 years of age, they begin their secondary education at freshman year. Secondary education lasts five years and most students complete this level around 16 or 17 years of age.
Alternative Basic Education
Alternative Basic Education is the responsibility of the Directorate General of Alternative Basic Education (DIGEBA). Alternative Basic Education (ABE) serves youth and adults as well as adolescents in school that are at least 14 years old. In Alternative Basic Education studying is combined with work. It consists of four courses of study, every eight months. The first cycle is equivalent to 1st and 2nd grade middle school, the second cycle is equivalent to the third grade of secondary, the third cycle is equivalent to the fourth grade of secondary and the fourth cycle is equivalent to the 5th grade of secondary. Alternative Basic Education is aimed at students who could not complete their education for various reasons.
Special Basic Education (EBE)
Special Basic Education has an inclusive approach and serves children and youth with different learning disabilities. It is a program that provides specialized educational services for prevention, detection and care for children under 6 years old. Special Basic Education also offers support and advice on inclusive educational institutions.
Higher Education or Technical Education
Higher education and technical education can be carried out in a university or institute of higher education. Most higher education and technical education programs last around 5 years, depending on which kind of education you want to receive. Typically, for technical careers the education lasts three years, and for academic careers the education lasts six years.
The average age to complete all academic degrees in Peru is about 24 years of age.
Currently in the competitive workplace, people choose to continue their education and take refresher courses, obtain their master’s degrees, and earn other qualifications.
Now that you have learned about the education system in Peru, does it sound like somewhere you would like to attend school? How does the education system in Peru compare to that of your country? Are they similar?