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The education system in Russia

Education is considered to the most important possession that can be passed on from one generation to another. Education enlightens minds, broadens horizons and widens your scope of thinking. It is a proven fact that civilizations that have paid attention to educational structure are bound to greatness and success in the world, be it Athens or the present-day United States.

Educating your younger generation is an investment for a prosperous future. An educated youth can do wonders in this world. Conventional warfare had a paradigm shift after the first and Second World War. The wars being fought nowadays is about being ahead of their competitors in technology, and the information one has, which is directly related to how technically sound that nation is.

The two blocks created post World War 2 the communists and the capitalists, i.e., The United States and USSR took on a road that led to the cold war. This war was very unconventional it was about how sound they regarded technology hence education. Both invested a lot in research trying to empower them over each other.

Even world war was lost due to the Morse code being cracked by one of the smartest and the most educated people in Great Britain. Translators and translator agencies also played an active role in decoding secret messages during the war to understand the enemy strategies. Translators and translator agencies hence had a very strong impact on the war those days. Since learning a language is also getting education proves the importance of having the urge to learn more and more.

Education in Russia

In Russia, the state gives most of the educational services, controlling educational matters through the Ministry of Education and Science. Local experts control instructions inside their regions within the predominant system of government laws.

Educational Training in Russia is composed and facilitated by the state, which guarantees that the education is free and accessible to everybody. Most schools are run by the state, however; non-public schools have likewise been set up lately.

Education normally starts with pre-school before the age of six, even though it isn’t mandatory. Youngsters normally go to kindergartens or other pre-schools which center around both scholarly and physical exercises. The subsequent stage in grade school, which is a piece of the general instruction program.

General education in Russia comprises three crucial stages: primary education, which lasts for four years; basic general education lasting for five years, which works on the foundations of its pupils, and secondary education which lasts for two to three years.

The language of communication and instruction is Russian in all institutions. General education if focused towards the emotional, intellectual and moral development of its students. General education is compulsory in the Russian Federation. Certificates are awarded to the students who pass these stages.

The total duration of studies is about 11 years. Children are enrolled at six and complete their formal education by 17. Tertiary education is considered as university-level education in Russia.  Most of the universities are state-run but private institutions are on the rise and people getting enrolled in them is growing day by day.

The educational system that Russia follows is different from the conventional system followed by the rest of the world. The stats show that they are quite successful regarding technology and the number of students enrolled, so I guess this system works for them. We should learn from each other and continue in the struggle for gaining knowledge and education.


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