Education in Iran is highly centralized and is divided into K-12 education and higher education. K-12 education is supervised by the Ministry of Education and higher education is under supervision of Ministry of Science and Technology. 85% of the Iranian adult population is now literate, well ahead of the regional average of 62%. This rate increases to 97% among young adults (aged between 15 and 24) without any gender discrepancy. By 2007, Iran had a student to workforce population ratio of 10.2%, standing among the countries with highest ratio in the world.
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Ebrahim Khoshraftar Somee Sofla. History of Education in Iran. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences 2015; 6(1): 45-49 . doi: 10.5958/2321-5828.2015.00008.X