Education System: Czech Republic
2 December 2018
• Compulsory school attendance
is for all children at the age
from 6 to 15 years.
• The participation rate of the
15–19 year-old pupils is about
• Upper Secondary: the
admission procedure may
include the entrance
examination. In four-year and
programmes, the applicants
pass the obligatory common
• About 40 % of teaching time is
devoted to general education
and 60 % to vocational
• 2016/17 - 68% of pupils started
their first grade of the upper
secondary programme leading to
Maturita examination (22% in
general programmes and 46%
in vocational programmes),
32% of pupils entered the
vocational fields completed with
the VET final examination.
• The curricula of all secondary
schools must meet the
requirements of the appropriate
educational standards approved
by the Ministry of Education,
Youth and Sports
• Since 1990 establishment of
private schools was made
possible. Private schools
receive a state contribution
towards running costs and are
allowed to charge tuition fees.
• 45 min lessons
• No of students per class: 17-
• Marks: from 1 to 5 (1 – best)
• Evaluation: report at the end of
Interesting facts #2
The rate of unemployment 2017:
The average academic level of 15 years-old measured by PISA is good.
The dropout rate from this level of education is below the OECD average.
• Schools are usually funded by the
state through the budget of the
Ministry of Education, Youth and
sports and budgets of regional
authorities and municipalities.
• The funding is based mostly on
the per capita method.
• The financial means for staff
costs, textbooks and teaching
aids are allocated by the Ministry
to regional authorities.
• The operational costs and
investment of nursery, primary,
secondary and higher vocational
schools are covered by the
regional or local authorities.
• Universities are funded by the
Ministry of Education.
Further information you can follow at: