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79,000 non-tertiary education students granted free education

75 non-tertiary education institutions, comprising 115 schools and their respective branches, start new academic year today.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:51 am

Around 79,000 non-tertiary education students will be covered by the government’s free education system in the new academic year which begins today.

The Education and Youth Development Bureau (DSEDJ) said that 75 non-tertiary education institutions (formal and recurrent education), which comprise 115 schools and their respective branches, will run in the new 2022/23 academic year.

Macao’s non-tertiary education comprises formal education and recurrent education. The 15-year formal education comprises kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, including students with special needs. In addition, a number of schools in Macao provide recurrent education at the primary and secondary education levels.

According to the bureau, 108 out of the 115 institutions that will operate in the new academic year run formal education curricula, while the remainder runs recurrent education curricula.

The bureau said that 103 out of the 108 institutions that run formal education curricula will be covered by the government’s free education system in the new 2022/23 academic year. As a result, 95.4 per cent of the institutions running formal education curricula will be covered by free education, benefiting around 79,000 students.

Most of Macao’s non-tertiary education institutions are privately run.

The new 2022/23 academic year will have 10 higher education institutions, unchanged from the 2021/22 academic year, The Macau Post Daily reported.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:51 am

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