Shocking Facts About Schools Around the World, You've Never Heard of Before
1. First & oldest University in the World was established in Taxila aka Takshashila in between 600-500 BC with 68 subjects to study.
2. The City Montessori School in the capital city of uttar pradesh – Lucknow, India, is the largest school in the world in terms of number of students, with over 55,000+ students and 4,500+ staff across 18 campuses in the city of Lucknow.
3. The students in China receive the most homework across the world. At an average, teenagers do a whopping around 14 hours of homework in a week. Consider yourself lucky, you haven’t born there!
4. Pakistan does not give children a legal free education right. Only children between the ages of 5 to 9 are entitled for compulsory education.
5. Summer vacations in Chile start from mid-December and end in the early March. Yaah! that may sound bit confusing but its their summer time.
6. France has the shortest school year from August to June and also the longest school day typically from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
7. Children in Germany receive a special cone on the first day of school called Schultüte, which is filled with pens, pencils, books and snacks.
8. Children In Holland, start school on the day they turn 4, which means that there’s always someone new in the class.
9. World’s oldest school is in England -(Canterbury). The King’s School, was founded in 597 AD.
10. Kids in Japan are the most independent from all. They travel to school alone & also clean their classrooms by own .
11. The elementary school in the tiny town of Alpette, Turin has the smallest school in the world with only one pupil.
12. Kids in Finland can not start school until the age of 7, which is one of the oldest ages around the world for enrolling to school.
13. Iran is only country where girls and boys are educated separately till the time they reach college.
14.In Kenya, it is not mandatory/compulsory for children to go to school, but they mostly go anyway.
15. In Brazil, having meals with family is a very important part of the culture, which is why schools start at 7 am and are over by noon so that the kids can have lunch with their parents.
16. World’s highest school (at a height of 5,373 metres above sea level) is situated in Phumachangtang, Tibet.
17. A fire in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) in 2002 killed 15 school girls. The girls were not allowed to leave the burning building by the state’s religious police because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress i.e long black cloaks and head coverings.
18. In 2010, Lower Merion School District board in Pennsylvania gave Macbooks (laptops) to students, secretly spied on them, and then punished them later at school.
19. In Armenia, all children aged above 6 are taught chess at school, as it is a mandatory part of their curriculum.
20. Most Japanese schools don’t have janitors or sweeper. Instead of that children do the cleaning daily as part of a practice rooted in Buddhist traditions that associate cleaning with morality.
An additional "BONUS FACT", just for you
21. 2.4% of children worldwide suffer from DIDASKALEINOPHOBIA Which is the FEAR of going SCHOOL.