|The Ministry of Education|
|National Education Commission (NEC)|
|National Education System|
|Education of Children with Special Needs|
Primary Education from grade 1-5 in junior schools lasts five years, after which the students sit a scholarship examination. Those who have passed the scholarship examination qualify themselves to be admitted to popular schools and are granted monthly financial support until they pass out from the university. During this five years in the school, the child is attracted, settled, disciplined, focused and inducted to systematic learning through a mix of play, activity and desk work. Under the recent reforms, the curriculum is competency based rather than subject based. The basic competencies moulds a child to be competence in communication using words, numbers and pictorial forms and the competencies in the areas of Ethics and Religion, Environment, Leisure and Learning.