From 1947 that India reached the independence from GreatBritain, has tried to develop a system of schools modern and comprehensive. Nevertheless, the education of the plentiful and young population, with its social and religiouscomplexity, it has not been simple. The funds that had to be for the education have had to be used to combat the poverty, the food’s scarcity and the problems of overpopulation. However, theamounts of schools and students have grown since the independence.
The primary education is free but it is not mandatory. In the decade of 1970, the base of the education was eightyears study between primary and (profe no sé cómo decir media), three years of secondary study that included professional formation, so that they could go out and get after study a job,in business or a professional occupation, and then three years of university study that brought students to a degree.
But then, this system changed and was now ten years ofeducation, in primary, (media) and secondary, two of secondary higher education (educación secundaria superior) and three of university. There’s too a national program of adult literacy.