Benefits & Requirements
Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries
All inhabitants of the Republic of Latvia
Criteria for coverage
All inhabitants of the Republic of Latvia, otherwise not specified
From 6 to 7 years, until the age of 15 or until the acquisition of basic education
Duration (numbers of years of compulsory education stipulated by this document)
9 years or until acquiring basic education
ISCED levels included in compulsory education
Level 1 (nine years of basic education)
Dedication (number of hours per week stipulated by this document)
Year 1 - 20 lessons (45 minutes), Year 2 - 22 lessons, Year 3-4 - 24, Year 5 - 30, Year 6 - 32, Year 7-9 - 34.
Is educational tracking implemented or modified by this document?
Education and training required for a compulsory school teacher stipulated by this document
This law does not stipulate required teacher education and training.
Is the compulsory education of children of undocumented migrants granted by this document?
Read the Law
Full Text Source in English
Not available in English
Original full text source in native language
Republic of Latvia legislation online database: http://likumi.lv//ta/id/67960
Original full text web source in native language
Secondary Literature & Sources
Links to databases and sources for the analysis or evaluation of this policy field
Statistical or analytical data for the period 1990-1999 (the early years after regaining independence) are very scarce and of low quality. The Ministry of Education and Science has some data and reports for the respective period, but they are not available electronically. Upon request it is possible to access the archives, however, even there the information may not be complete. The Central Statistical Office of Latvia (http://www.csb.gov.lv) has education statistics covering the respective period, but again only in paper form (apart from very general numbers).