Ministry of Education (Iran)

The Ministry of Education of Iran (Persian: وزارت آموزش و پرورش جمهوری اسلامی ایران, Vâzart-e Âmôzesh-e vâ Prevârsh-e Jimhuri-ye Eslâmi-ye Iran) (lit. Ministry of Teaching and Growing of the Islamic Republic of Iran) established in 1964, is an Iranian government body (department) responsible for the oversight of K-12 education in Iran. Each year, a certain portion of the yearly budget gets allocated to public educational institutions (government-run schools & universities). Currently, the average of 20% of government spending and 5% of GDP is allocated to the education sector, a rate that is subjectively higher than most other countries that are in the similar age bracket of Iran (around the age of 50 years). The amount that is allocated to the educational institutions, 50% of it is given to secondary education institutions and 21% of the annual state education budget is allocated to the post-secondary educational institutions (tertiary educational institutions).[2] Also Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University and Farhangian University are the university of teacher education and human resource development in the Ministry of Education.

Ministry of Education
وزارت آموزش و پرورش ایران
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Agency overview
JurisdictionIslamic Republic of Iran
HeadquartersFerdowsi Square, Mohammadi Street, Tehran
35°42′16″N 51°25′5″E / 35.70444°N 51.41806°E / 35.70444; 51.41806Coordinates: 35°42′16″N 51°25′5″E / 35.70444°N 51.41806°E / 35.70444; 51.41806
Employees955,291 (2019)[1]
Minister responsible
WebsiteOfficial website

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  1. ^ جزییات تعداد کارمندان دولت در سال ۹۷ Tasnim News
  2. ^ Nash, Jason John; Sasmaz, Aytng (January 2011). The Business Year 2011: Iran. London, U.K.: The Business Year. p. 232. ISBN 978-1-908180-00-1.[permanent dead link]

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