The Norwegian Education System
The basic infrastructure of country is very important in determining the success of the country in terms of its GDP, happiness ratio, being famous in world and holding a lucrative position in the minds of the tourists. Education is one big part of the infrastructure and Norway has well formed its education system not only for the locals of the country that is the Norwegians but also the International lot of students all around the world.
The free education system of Norway has manifold benefits for the country, its system and its economy. This has resulted in attracting students from all around the world to come to Norway and get free education that is of far better quality than most of the countries. Apart from calling internationals students the local students have also benefitted from the free education system and at large one educated society is the basis of the civic sense of the people living together.
The education system of Norway supports the local Norwegians by making education compulsory for the age range of six to sixteen (6-16). This emphasizes the importance of basic education that makes up a civilized society. This also contributes to the 100% literacy rate of Norway making it one of the most desirable countries to live in. Most of the educational institutes impart education in Norwegian. The basic educational system of Norway comprises of Primary, lower secondary and upper secondary system of education; followed by vocational colleges or universities. The public education in Norway is free. Norway has some private institutions also which offer specialized education and the medium of instruction is English.
International students mostly look up to Norway for higher studies at University level. International students get enrolled in Norwegian educational institutions through various modes of exchange programmes, institutional agreements with various countries for availing any scholarship or getting free education but paying for one’s own living. The benefit international students get from the education imparted at Norway is that it is free and world class since it is ranked among the top 20 education systems of the world. These international students after getting their education from Norway are in high demand in their home countries thus ending up in a win-win situation.
Apart from getting good education at Norway the international students get to have exposure to various other things in Norway from its landscape to cultural differences, variety of food to different business practices. These students not only get education from Norway but also add value back to the economy of the country hence it benefits both the international students as well as the localities.
Norway has worked for quite some time on their education system to raise a civilized society and contribute in the betterment of the world. It is countries like Norway that raises the bars for others and influences others to work particularly in the field of education. Education is the base of a civilized society which keeps the people generation after generation sane, well behaved and more so happy, a factor Norway is well known for.