The Interesting Facts about Education System in North Korea

Kim Jong-un hadir di parade militer Korea Utara pada malam hari
Kim Jong-un hadir di parade militer Korea Utara pada malam hari
Sumber :
  • Korean Central News Agency via CNN.com

VIVA – The education system in North Korea is fully controlled by the government. Education is compulsory for all citizens for 11 years up to the secondary level. In addition, the education system in North Korea is based on socialistic ideals. Classes focus on the Korean language, math, literature, and government.

Well, here are some interesting facts about the education system in North Korea.

1. Free education fees

All education in North Korea is free of charge. Children in North Korea will go through one year of kindergarten. Then, they continue their primary education at the People's School, from ages six to nine.

After that, they will enter the secondary school from the age of 10 to 16. In North Korea, after completing secondary education, men and women are required to join the military program for a dozen years. But if the student is talented, then they can be discharged from the military.

2. The literature read by North Korean students carefully censored

UNESCO says that North Korea is one of the most literate countries at 98-100%. However, for North Korean students, their literature lectures are heavily censored. Usually, the writing upholds socialism and Kim Il-sung's concern for literature.

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