What are the schools like?
The following is a list of schools and length of study:
Kindergarten (1 to 3 years)
Elementary school (6 years, from 6 to 12)
Junior high school (3 years, from 13 to 15)
High school (3 years)
Technical college (5 to 5 1/2 years)
Junior college (2 years)
University (4 years)
Graduate school (more than 2 years)
Specialized training school (more than 1 year)
Vocational school (more than 1 year)
Specialized education school
Elementary and junior high schools are compulsory.
The technical college is designed to provide technical training for industrial purposes, including shipbuilding, for people with junior hish school diplomas or higher academic education.
Special training schools teach courses such as cooking, sewing, bookkeeping and architectural design.
These consist of the senior course for junior high school graduates and the professional course for people with a high school diploma or higher academic education.
Special education schools provide education for people with physical disabilities.