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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

New Publication: Statistics of Education, 2008/2009

The Statistical Service announces that it has published the annual report "Statistics of Education" for the school year 2008/09. 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.

The main data included in the report are:

At all levels of education, there were 1.277 educational institutions, 179.702 pupils/students and 16.345 teachers, giving a pupil/teacher ratio of 11,0.

Of the total number of pupils/students, 69,5% were enrolled in public schools and 30,5% in private schools.

The enrolments of pupils/students by level of education were as follows: Pre-school and Pre-primary 27.420, Primary 55.552, Secondary 65.445, Tertiary 30.986 and Special education 299.

Cypriot students abroad totaled 21.473. Τheir distribution by level of education was as

follows: Tertiary non-university 385 or 1,8%, Tertiary University Undergraduate

18.712 or 87,1%, Tertiary Postgraduate (Master’s) 1.886 or 8,8% and Doctoral (Ph.D)

490 or 2,3%.

The most popular fields of study were: Business and Administration 12,1%, Health 10,8%, Social and behavioral sciences 9,4%, Humanities 9,2%, Engineering 8,3%, Architecture and building 6.9% and Teacher training and Education science 6,7%.

The main countries of study were: Greece 54,7%, United Kingdom 35,4%, U.S.A. 2,2%, Bulgaria 1,5%, Hungary 1,2%, France 0,9%, and Germany 0,8%.

Public expenditure in public and private education for year 2008 stood at €1.293,5 millions, for all levels. The current public cost per pupil/student in public schools by level of education was as follows: Pre-school and Pre-primary €5.510, Primary €5.401, Secondary €8.604 and Tertiary €13.679.

The report is available free of charge in electronic form, on the website of the Statistical Service. The paper publication will later be available from the Government Printing Office at the price of €13.50 per copy.



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