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Education statistics for 2007/2008 released
2009-12-11 10:42:38

Nicosia, Nov 25 – Public expenditure in public and private education for 2007 stood at 1.110,0 million euro, for all levels, according to the annual report ''Statistics of Education'' for the school year 2007/2008 published by the Statistical Service.

According to the Service, the main data included in the report is:

• At all levels of education, there were 1.296 educational institutions, 175.984 pupils/students and 15.982 teachers, giving a pupil/teacher ratio of 11:0.

• Of the total number of pupils/students, 71.8% were enrolled in public schools and 28.2% in private schools.

• The enrolments of pupils/students by level of education were: Pre-school and Pre-primary 27,559, Primary 56,522, Secondary 65,890, Tertiary 25,688 and Special Education 325.

• Cypriot students abroad totaled 22,530. Their distribution by level of education was: Tertiary non-university 1,598 or 7.1%, Tertiary University Undergraduate 18,603 or 82.6%, Tertiary Postgraduate (Master’s) 1,819 or 8.1% and Doctoral (PhD) 510 or 2.3%.

The most popular fields of study were Business and Administration 12.7%, Health 10.7%, Humanities 10%, Social and Behavioral Sciences 9 %, Engineering 8.3% and Teacher Training and Education Science 6.9%.

The main countries of study were Greece 59.2%, United Kingdom 30.8%, U.S.A. 2.3%, Bulgaria 1.8%, Hungary 1.3%, France 0.8%, and Germany 0.7%.

The current public cost per pupil/student in public schools by level of education was as follows: Pre-school and Pre-primary 4,783 Euros, Primary 4,801 Euros, Special 38,661 Euros, Secondary 7,726 Euros and Tertiary 14,283 Euros. The cost per student abroad was 4,463 Euros.

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