Latvian national Observatory report 2000
MODERNISATION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN LATVIA

Provision of education

Table 22: Education institutions: number and enrolment (1990 1999)

1990. 1995. 1998. 1999.
Pre-school establishments Number of institutions 1123 608 586 573
Enrolment 111,471 68,490 66,143 65,097
General schools Number of institutions 962 1094 1111 1095
Enrolment 352,450 347,541 361,722 361,432
VET schools Number of institutions 143 133 120 121
Enrolment 67,409 42,374 46,337 47,703
Institutions of higher education Number of institutions 10 28 33 33
Enrolment 45,953 46,696 76,653 89,509

Source: CSB data; MoES data

Table 23: Education institutions in 1999/2000

 

Number

Enrolment

Number

Enrolment

Pre-school establishments

561

59,207

12

316

General schools

1047

357,870

48

3,007

Of which: evening schools

38

14,380

-

-

full time schools

1009

343,490

48

3,007

Of which: primary

81

10,302

8

108

Basic

504

85,177

23

1,202

Secondary

368

239,536

17

1,697

Special

56

8,475

-

-

VET schools

116

46,932

5

771

Higher education establishments

20

78,156

13

11,353

Source: Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 1999/2000. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2000.

Table 24: Selected educational indicators in 1999/2000

  Average number of students per school Ratio of teachers to students
General schools 330 1:9.4
VET schools (average) 394 1:8.8
VET schools in Riga 462 1:9.1
VET schools by governing authority    
Ministry of Education and Science 517 1:12
Ministry of Agriculture 358 1:8.5
Ministry of Welfare 298 1:4.7
Municipal 209 1:8.7
Ministry of Culture 126 1:2.4
Private 110 1:8.2

Source: Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 1999/2000. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2000.

Table 25: Computer facilities at vocational education establishments in 1999/2000 academic year

  Number of students per one computer provided for process of learning Schools (%) with internet attachment
Total 26 36.3%
Ministry of Education and Science 25 38.4%
Ministry of Culture 54 26.6%
Ministry of Agriculture 25 31.5%
Ministry of Welfare 33 50%
Municipal 42 60%
Private 19 40%

Source: Survey on IVET schools in Latvia at the beginning of a.y. 1999/2000 MoES, Riga, 2000.

Table 26: Annual state budget funding for vocational education in 1998, 1999, 2000 in millions LVL

  1998 1999 2000
Ministry of Education and Science 12.87 13.78 13.79
Ministry of Agriculture 11.64 * 11.66
Ministry of Welfare 1.65 * 1.72
Ministry of Culture 2.91 * 2.83
Total 29.07 * 30.01

* data not available

Source: MoES data

Table 27: Drop-outs from secondary education in 1999/2000

  Number of dropouts Percentage of total number of students ISCED level
General schools (grades 10 12) 1834 2.9% ISCED 3
VET schools 6406 13.4% ISCED 2 -3 4
Of which with basic education 4923 12.7% ISCED 3

Source: Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 1999/2000. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2000.

Table 28: Proportion of inhabitants in a certain age group who acquire a certain level of education versus the total number of that age group (1997/98 1999/2000)

  Age groups 1997./98. 1998./99. 1999./2000.
Second stage of basic education (ISCED 2) 11 15 81.0 80.5 80.6
Secondary education (ISCED 3) 16 18 64.1 65.8 70.3
First stage of tertiary education (ISCED 4) 19 23 23.8 27.2 26.4

Source: Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 1999/2000. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2000

Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 1998/99. Statistical bulletin CSB, Riga, 1999.

Table 29: Enrolment in education/training between 14 and 25 (1999/2000)

Age General schools VET schools

Institutions of higher education

14 years

35,887

83

 
15 years

30,647

5,322

 
16 years

24,249

10,133

 
17 years

19,471

10,552

176

18 years

7,346

9,185

6,830

19 years

2,185

5,272

9,912

20 years

1,106

2,621

9,726

21 years

822

1,366

8,714

22 years

2,037 *

735

7,506

23 years  

2,434 *

6,003

24 years    

4,913

* the given age and older

Source: Education institutions in Latvia at the beginning of school year 1999/2000. Statistical bulletin - Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia. Riga, 2000

Table 30: Number of students participating in secondary education and in vocational education (in thousands), 1990 1999

Year Enrolment in general secondary education (grades 10 12) Enrolment in VET schools
1990. 40.7 67.4
1995. 45.3 42.4
1998. 57.9 46.2
1999. 63.2 47.7

Source: Statistical yearbook of Latvia 2000, Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, Riga, 2000.

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