Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

New Publication: Statistics of Education, 2014/2015

The Statistical Service announces that it has published the annual report "Statistics of Education" for the school year 2014/15. The report provides detailed information regarding the number of educational institutions, pupils/students, teaching and non-teaching personnel and expenditure, at each level of education.

The main data included in the report are:

(a) At all levels of education, there were 1.311 educational institutions, 14.228 teachers and 178.116 pupils/students, giving a pupil/student to teacher ratio of 12,5.

(b) Of the total number of pupils/students, 71,8% were enrolled in public/communal schools and 28,2% in private schools.

(c) The enrolments of pupils/students by level of education were as follows: Pre-school and Pre-primary 29.628, Primary 53.426, Secondary 57.161, Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary 347, Tertiary 37.166 and Special education 388.

(d) Cypriot students studying at the Tertiary Educational Institutions of Cyprus amounted to 23.980, whereas the foreign students amounted to 13.186. From the total number of students, 83,9% were studying in University Institutions and 16,1% in Non-University Tertiary Educational Institutions.

(e) Public expenditure in public and private education for year 2014 stood at €1.142,2 millions, for all levels, which represents 13,4% of the Government budget and 6,5% of the Gross Domestic Product. The current public cost per pupil/student in public schools by level of education was as follows: Pre-school and Pre-primary €4.956, Primary €6.230, Secondary €9.611 and Tertiary €10.795.

The report is available free of charge in electronic form, on the website of the Statistical Service. The paper publication is available from the Government Printing Office at the price of €13,50 per copy.



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