Eucation system

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Education in Lithuania

All children in Lithuania must between ages of 5 – 18 attend school. 10-year education is compulsory. The school year begins in 1st September and ends in the middle of June or 1st July. The school year is divided into 3 term or into 2 semestres. School usually begins at 8am and ends at 2.15pm. In Lithuania children go to school five days a week. There is no schools on Saturdays and Sundays.
At first the most of children go to nursey-school. At five all children go to primary schooll. About 11 years old they go to elementry school. In the end, that is in the tenth form they must take 2 exams (lithuania and math). After that they can go to vocational schools or stay at secondary/gymnasium school. In both case after two years they must take 2 course credit tests in foreign and native language and at least 4 examinations for the school-leaving certificate. The only diference is that in vocational school you also get and secondary education and the qualification. When you have school-leaving sertificate, you may try to enter to universcity or college. In the universcities are 3 level education: after 4-5 yaers bachelor’s degree, later master’s degree and last is doctorate.

Education in the USA

In the United States school is compulsory from the age of six to the age of sixteen, but education is free until the age of eighteen. Each state administers its education and there is no national curriculum. This means that the schools in richer states are better than those of poorer areas. No religious education is taught in schools as, traditionally, church and state are separate entities. The majority (about 90%) of all American children attend public (state) schools.
Some children go to Nursey School from the age of three and to Kindergarten from five to six years of age.
Education in the USA comprises three levels: elementary, secondary and higher education. Parents may to choose whether to seng their chilcren to their local public scool, or to a private school where fees are charged. The shool year is usually nine months, from early September to mid-June.
The main purpose of the elementary school is the general intellectual and social development of the child from 6 to 12 years of age.
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