Codes and Frequencies
EDUCCU indicates the person's educational attainment in Cuba in terms of the level of schooling completed.
Comparability — General
In 2002, Cuba had a 6-3-3 educational system, comprising 6 years of primary school, 3 years of lower secondary, and 3 years of upper secondary.
Primary school consists of six grades (1st to 6th) and it begins at the age of six years.
Secondary education is divided into the following levels:
b. Skilled labor manual education: from 9th to 12th grade, it offers training in a specific trade.
e. Mid-level technical: it offers preparation for a trade or non-teaching profession.
f. Mid-level teaching: it offered teacher preparation (mainly for the primary level), but it was replaced by teaching schools.
Tertiary education comprises higher and university education (including teaching specialists) and requires previously completing upper secondary. However, there is no distinction between types of post-secondary education in the sample.
- Persons age 6+
- Cuba: 2002