The Secondary Education in Iraq 1968-1979
2018, Volume 1, Issue 27, Pages 337-376
The secondary education in Iraq is usually known as the school stage of public education which is limited between primary education and higher education, and secondary education aims to achieve the scientific, professional and social competence of students in their life, or follow their higher studies in universities, also the secondary education provides the opportunity to discover their abilities and interests and developing them.
Secondary school is divided into two parts: the first part is the intermediate school which is confined to prepare students to receive much wider informations than that obtained in the primary school. While the second part is the preparatory school in which the students begin to specialize in one of two sections either scientific or literary, then the graduated student have the right to join the Iraqi universities.
It should be noted that there are numbers of preparatory schools form the fourth stage to sixth stage, and at the same time, there are secondary schools which include both intermediate and preparatory stages.
The fourth preparatory stage in the secondary schools represent the start point for preparatory stage which provides students to join colleges with different specializations in scientific and humanitarian fields, especially in medical, engineering and scientific studies