ERIC Number: ED060336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Qanun raqam 68 li-sanat 1968 fi sha'n al-ta'lim al-am (Law No. 68 of 1968 Concerning General Education).
United Arab Republic.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a law passed by the UAR legislation covering elementary, preparatory, and secondary education. This law covers general regulations common to all three stages of education, the objectives of which are defined as the general intellectual, physical, moral, civic and national instruction of the young with a view of their becoming good socialist citizens. It provides for free public schools, which are compulsory in the elementary grades, but admission to the subsequent stages depend on the student's age and grades. The Ministry of Education and local education authorities are made responsible for educational planning and administration at their particular levels. In elementary school, students may repeat a grade only once. The performance of preparatory and secondary-school students will be assessed on the basis of their year's work. Passing grades in each subject are covered in the law, and also the conditions of promotion. The law goes on to deal separately in some detail with each level of education. The fight against illiteracy is one of the main objectives of compulsory elementary education. Secondary Education Certificates are awarded on the basis of passing a nation wide examination. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Achievement Tests, Admission Criteria, Competitive Selection, Curriculum, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Public Schools, Secondary Education, Student Certification
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Arab Republic.