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Latest items for AFE-LAW-1

June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The law mandates six years of school attendance for all children, but the law was not effectively enforced" (p. 19).
June 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Government policy provided women with equal opportunities for education, and this policy effectively eliminated the previous gender gap in education attainment. Women outnumbered men in Omani Universities. In the country, 29 percent of women have some college education, compared with 21 percent of men have some" (Pg 16). "school education for citizen children was free and universal up to age 16. The law mandates children attend school through age 10" (Pg 16).
June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Public schools remained substandard, and limited facilities precluded access to education for many children. Under the constitution, education is a mere directive policy and not a legal entitlement. The law requires every government in the country to provide free, compulsory, and universal basic education for every child of primary and junior secondary school age. It also specifies fines and terms of imprisonment for parents or guardians that breach the law by failing to ensure that their children attend school. Authorities, however, often charged school fees and rarely complied with the law" (Pg 36).
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Although government policy provides for tuition-free education through grade seven, education was not compulsory" (p. 19).
June 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Six years of elementary education are compulsory, tuition free, and universal from the age of six. Students often had to buy their own books and supplies. In September the government provided each secondary school and primary school student with a kit comprising notebooks and other supplies. According to the National Institute of Statistics, in 2012 the primary school completion rate for children in school was 71 percent for girls and 88 percent for boys. Many parents kept young girls at home to work, and girls rarely attended school for more than a few years" (Pg 19).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, LO-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1, AFE-LAW-1

"The law provides for equality in ownership of property, inheritance rights, access to education, and equal pay for equal work" (56).
June 11, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The law provides free elementary education for all children. Secondary education is free but not compulsory" (Pg 27).
June 10, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The constitution stipulates that primary education shall be compulsory and free. The law requires nine years of compulsory education beginning at six years of age; however, there is no system to ensure that the provision of education is free" (p. 14).
June 4, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"By law primary education, which goes through grade seven, is universal, compulsory, and tuition free beginning at age six" (p. 14).
June 4, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Primary education was compulsory for all children between ages six and 11. Public school education was tuition-free for primary school students and for female students through grade nine in secondary schools" (p. 15).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education was free, compulsory, and universal through grades 10 or 11, depending on what year a child started school" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"School attendance is compulsory for boys and girls until age 15, and the government provides tuition-free public education from nursery through primary school" (p. 13).
May 28, 2019, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The new Education Law, which, inter alia, provides that children shall have equal access to education, in 2011" (2).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Women accounted for 30.5 percent of university students countrywide. Prior to the conflict, the NDC had adopted a 30-percent quota for admission of women to institutions of higher education" (38). "The law provides for universal, compulsory, and tuition-free education from ages six to 15. Public schooling was free to children through the secondary school level, but many children, especially girls, did not have easy access" (39).
May 24, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education is compulsory, free, and universal through fifth grade, but a shortage of teachers and the expectation children will help their parents with farming in rural areas prevented some children from attending school" (p. 17).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Montenegro is free and compulsory (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Mongolia is free and compulsory (115).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Mozambique is free and compulsory (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Morocco is free and compulsory (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Myanmar is free and compulsory (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Namibia is free and compulsory (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in the Netherlands is free and compulsory (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Nepal is not free and compulsory (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Nicaragua is free and compulsory (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in New Zealand is free and compulsory (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Nigeria is free and compulsory (120).
May 17, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Niger is free and compulsory (120).
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"ISIS limited female education beyond the primary level in areas that it controlled" (26).
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Oman is free and compulsory (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Norway is free and compulsory (121).