Education of Lebanon

Education of Lebanon Last updated on Wednesday 21st April 2010

Lebanon has one of the most educated and technically prepared populations in the Middle East

According to statistics of 2001, 95 percent of Lebanese aged 15 and over were literate.

Primary education in Lebanon is free and compulsory for five years.

School attendance is near universal for children in the primary school age.

The capital Beirut lone is home to six universities:

The American University of Beirut;

The Jesuit-sponsored Saint Joseph University;

The government-supported Lebanese University;

The Beirut Arab University;

The Lebanese American University;

The Armenian Hagazian College.

Lebanon also has more than 100 technical, vocational, and other specialized schools and colleges.

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