A State-funded, compulsory system of education was established in 1869.
The State system includes learning institutions at all levels.
The State currently spends about 27% of the national budget on education.
Seventy percent of secondary education is provided by public schools.
There are 3,879 educational centers educating more than 780,000 students, including 60,000 university level students.
93% of the population has at least basic reading and writing skills.