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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service


The Statistical Service announces that it has published the annual report "Statistics of Education" for the school year 2000/01. 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, as well as Cypriot students abroad.

2. The main data included in the report are:

· At all levels of education, there were 1.186 educational institutions, 166.130 pupils/students and 12.051 teachers, giving a pupil/teacher ratio of 13,8.

· Of the total number of pupils/students, 79,7% were enrolled in public schools and 20,3% in private schools.

· The enrolments of pupils/students by level of education were as follows: Pre-primary 26.455, Primary 63.387, Secondary 64.023, Tertiary in Cyprus 11.934 and Special education 331. The enrolments at the various institutions of non-formal education were 88.390.

· Cypriot students abroad totalled 13.650. Their distribution by level of education was as follows: Tertiary non-university 1.191 or 8,7%, Tertiary University Undergraduate 11.041 or 80,9%, Tertiary Postgraduate (Master’s) 1.102 or 8,1% and Doctoral (Ph.D)316 or 2,3%.

- The most popular fields of study were: Business and Administration 13,2%, Humanities 12,1%, Social and behavioral sciences 11,3%, Health 9,6%, Engineering 8,0% and Teacher training and Education science 7,6%.

- The main countries of study were: Greece 55,4%, United Kingdom 21,5%, U.S.A. 12,5%, Hungary 2,1%, Russian Federation 1,3%, Bulgaria 1,9% and Germany 0,8%.

- Public expenditure in public and private education stood at £309.4 million, for all levels. The current cost per pupil/student in public schools by level of education was as follows: Pre-primary £1.151, Primary £1.574, Secondary £2.310 and Tertiary £6.217.

3. The report is available from the Government Printing Office at the price of £8.00 per copy.

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