Turkey's expenditures on education up
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 19
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey’s expenditures for education amounted to 160.8 billion liras in 2016, which is 18.9 percent more than in 2015, said a report of the Turkish Statistical Institute, posted on its website Dec. 19.
During the period, 31.6 percent of the total allocated funds accounted for secondary education, while 20.3 percent of the funds accounted for higher education, according to the report.
“The remaining 48.1 percent of the funds were spent on financing primary education,” the report said.
Turkish Statistical Institute noted that in 2016, 7,400 liras were spent on each student’s education, while 6,300 liras were spent on the same purposes in 2015.
In 2016, 17.5 million people studied in Turkish educational institutions.
(3.8576 liras = $1 on Dec. 19)