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Education in Cuban
National education budget (2002)
Budget $2752 million CP ($246 CP per capita)
General details
Primary languages Spanish
Literacy (2011)
Total 100.0
Male 100.0
Female 100.0

Education in Cuba has been a high priority for the government for many years. The University of Havana was founded in 1727. There are also some well-established colleges and universities. For the 1959 revolution, the Castro government nationalized all educational institutions. They created a system operated completely by the government. Their strong ideological content is present. Also the constitution states that educational and cultural policy is based on Marxist ideology.

According to UNESCO, Cuba spends about 10 percent of its budget on education. This is compared with 4 percent in the United Kingdom and 2 percent in the United States.

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