Syria Travel Guide
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Syria Tourism:
Damascus
Aleppo
Krak des Chevaliers
Palmyra
Bosra
Dead Cities
Hama
Qala'at Samaan

Syria Directory & Syria Travel Information

Syria History
Eblan Civilization
Antiquity and early Christian Era
Islamic Era
Ottoman Era
French Mandate
Instability & Foreign Relations: Independence to 1967
Six Day War and Aftermath
Baath Party Rule Under Hafezc Al-Assad,1970-2000
21st Century

Syrian Territorial Problems:
Turkish-Syrian Dispute Over Iskandaron Province
Israeli Annexation of the Golan Heights

Syria Etymology
Syria Politics
Syria Constitution & Government
Syria Human Rights
Syria Emergency Law
Syria Administrative Divisions
Syria Geography
Syria Economy
Foreign Trade

Transport
Syria Demographics
Syria Ethnic Groups
Syria Religion
Syria Languages
Education in Syria
Syria Military
Syria Culture
Music of Syria
Syrian Literature


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Syria Travel Guide

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Syria Education

The strong educational system in Syria was based on the old French system. Education is free in all public schools and obligatory up to the 9th grade. Schools are divided into three levels:

* 1st to 4th grade: Basic Education Level I
* 5th to 9th grade: Basic Education Level II
* 10th to 12th grade: Secondary Education, which is the equivalent of High School.

Final exams of the 9th grade are carried out nationally at the same time. The result of these exams determines if the student goes to the "general" secondary schools or the technical secondary schools. Technical secondary schools include industrial and agricultural schools for male students, crafts school for female students, and commercial and computer science schools for both.

At the beginning of the 11th grade, those who go to "general" secondary school have to choose to continue their study in either the "literary branch" or the "scientific branch".

The final exams of the 12th grade are also carried out nationally and at the same time. The result of these exams determines which university, college and specialization the student goes to. To do that the student has to apply through a complicated system called Mufadalah.

Colleges charge modest fees if the student achieves the sufficient marks in his Baccalaureate exams. If not, the student may opt to pay higher fees to enroll. There are some private schools and colleges but their fees are much higher.

Most universities in Syria follow the French model of the high education, the university stages and the academic degrees are:

* First stage: the Licence awarded after 4 years to 6 years depending on the field.
* Second stage: the DEA or DESS 1–2 years postgraduate degree equivalent to the Master's degree in the American-English systems.
* Third stage: the doctorat 3–5 years after the DEA or an equivalent degree.

Since 1967, all schools, colleges, and universities have been under close government supervision by the Baath Party.

There are 5 state universities in Syria, and 11 private universities. The top two are University of Damascus, and University of Aleppo. One school is a joint Syrian-European program; the Higher Institute of Business Administration offer undergraduate and gradudate degrees.


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Syria Travel Informations and Jordan Travel Guide
Syria Etymology - Syria Politics: Constitution & Government - Human Rights - Emergency Law - Syria Administrative Divisions
Syria Geography - Syria Economy: Foreign Trade - Transport - Syria Demographics - Syria Ethnic Groups - Syria Religion
Syria Languages - Education in Syria - Syria Military - Syria Culture - Music of Syria - Syrian Literature

Syria History: Eblan civilization - Antiquity and early Christian era - Islamic era - Ottoman Era
French Mandate - Instability and Foreign Relations: Independence to 1967 - Six Day War and Aftermath
Baath Party Rule Under Hafezc Al-Assad, 1970-2000 - 21st Century
Syrian Territorial Problems: Turkish-Syrian Dispute Over Iskandaron Province - Israeli Annexation of the Golan Heights

Syria Tourism
Syria Tourist Attractions: Damascus - Aleppo - Krak des Chevaliers - Palmyra - Bosra
Dead Cities - Hama - Qala'at Samaan

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