In the strategic vision for the next 25 years since 2000, the government has committed to bring significant changes in the education system, thereby reducing illiteracy to less than 10% by 2025. Although Yemen's government provides for universal, compulsory, free education for children ages six through 15, the U.S. Department of State reports that compulsory attendance is not enforced. The government developed the National Basic Education Development Strategy in 2003 that aimed at providing education to 95% of Yemeni children between the ages of six and 14 years and also at decreasing the gap between males and females in urban and rural areas. University education is of 4 years except for Engineering and Medicine which requires 5 to 6 years respectively.
There are 7 public universities in Yemen: Aden University, Amran University of Technology, Dhamar University, Hadhramout University, Higher Institute for Inspection & Guidance, Hodeidah University, Ibb University, Sana'a University and Taiz University. There are 5 private universities and religious universities. Also, there are two community colleges in Sana'a and Aden.
The enrollment in public universities is about 174,000 in 2005/06 and about 12,000 are enrolled in private universities (2005/06). Thanawiya examinations' results are very important for getting into university and the required score varies depending on each faculty. The percentage who pursues university education is less than 10 percent.
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