Education System in Yemen - AnOverview
Yemen is an Arab country located in the southern western region of the Arabian Peninsula. Bordered by Saudi Arabia in the north, the Red Sea to the west, Oman to its east and the Gulf of Eden and the Arabian Sea to the south. It is one of the oldest civilizations of the East. The name Yemen is appropriately derived from the Arabic term Yamin meaning “on the right side”. Another derivation of Yemen is from Yumn, meaning ‘felicity”.
Yemen is the world’s 50th largest country and experiences a range of temperature changes because of its coastal location. The climate in Yemen ranges from hot temperatures during the day to a considerably cooler temperature during the nights.
The government of Yemen has launched various programs to improve the Education System of the country. It provides compulsory and free education to children aged between 6 and 15. Moreover, several programs have been launched by the government to increase the literacy rate, which was 63.9% in 2010. Yemen has a number of good universities, schools and colleges offering a variety of courses.