Uzbekistan is a land-locked country in Central Asia. Its official language is Uzbek, a Turkic language written in a modified Latin alphabet. As a sovereign state, Uzbekistan is a secular, unitary, presidential, constitutional republic. Uzbekistan comprises 12 regions (vilayats), Tashkent City, and one autonomous republic, Karakalpakstan.

Uzbekistan has a high literacy rate, with 99.9% of adults above the age of 15 being able to read and write. The 3–6 year-olds attend pre-school. Students attend school Monday through Saturday from September to May. The primary (1–4 grade) and secondary education (5–9 grade, and 10–11grade) are obligatory, starting at age seven.

In Uzbekistan, school education is divided into two stages. The first stage includes nine years of compulsory schooling with the same programs all over Uzbekistan. The second stage (10–11grade) covers education and vocational training after nine years. It includes general secondary education and specialized secondary education. Young people receive general secondary education while staying in school for the tenth and eleventh grades. Upon successful completion, they get a Certificate of Complete Secondary Education.

The average class size for the primary school is 25–30. The classes are divided into two subgroups of 12–15 pupils for all language lessons (Uzbek, Russian and English). English as a school subject is taught from the 1st grade.


Bangladesh, a low-lying South Asian country, sits on one of the largest deltas in the world, with most of its land borders shared with India on the north, east and west, and the Bay of Bengal in the south. Since gaining its independence from Pakistan just 50 years ago, Bangladesh has emerged as a rapidly growing economy with a population of 166 million people, making it the 8th most populous country in the world.
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