Education System in Panama - An Overview
Last updated on October 16, 2013
Panama is the southern most country in the Central American region and acts as a connector between the continents of North and South America. Costa Rica, Columbia, Caribbean Islands and the Pacific Ocean on the west, southeast, north and south respectively surrounds Panama. It experiences a tropical climate throughout the year because of its proximity with the Equator.
Earlier, the Jesuit priests educated the children and the youth. However, the introduction of modern education started only a century back in 1903, when the government thought about the need for higher and quality education. That too, during the initial years, the amount of education received depended on the social strata of the student. This rule was later revoked under equality for education.