Colombian Education System
Actualizado: 19 de diciembre de 2015
In Colombia education is defined as a process of personal, cultural and social permanent learning, based on a comprehensive understanding of the human person, its dignity, and its rights and duties.
Our Political Constitution includes the fundamental notes of the nature of educational services. It states, for example, that it is an individual right, a public service that has a social function and that the State is responsible for the regulation and enforcement of the final inspection and supervision of educational services in order to ensure their quality and compliance with its purposes, and for the best moral, intellectual and physical training of students.
It also states that adequate coverage of the service should be ensured, as well as the necessary conditions for minors to enter and remain in the education system.
The Colombian education system is made up of: early childhood education, preschool education, basic education (five grades of primary and four grades of secondary), high school education (two grades and ends with the bachelor's degree), and higher education.