A recent government study revealed that an average of 33 percent of household spending on education goes to private lessons, 33 percent on tuition and 14 percent on transportation to schools. The study was conducted by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics.
According to the study, which was based on family income and spending in 2008/2009, families spend an average 4.6 percent of their total household spending on education, which comes as the fifth largest household expense after food, housing, clothes and health care.
The study also found out that the better the quality of education received, the more the family spends on tuition, and the less it spends on private lessons.
The annual spending on private and public primary education in urban areas amounted to 25 percent of the total spending on education, followed by private university education and public high school education with 16 percent, public university education with 11 percent and private high school education with 7 percent.
Public primary education spending in rural areas amounted to 52 percent of total spending on education, followed by public high school education with 25 percent, public university education with 11 percent, private primary education with 6 percent and private university education with 5 percent.
Translated from the Arabic Edition