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This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. The specific problem is: Article needs to be rewritten from scratch. Education in Thailand is provided mainly by the Thai government through the Ministry of Education from pre-school to senior high school. A free basic education of twelve years is guaranteed by the constitution, and a minimum of nine years’ school attendance is mandatory. Formal education consists of at least twelve years of basic education, and higher education. Basic education is divided into six years of elementary education and six years of secondary education, the latter being further divided into three years of lower- and upper-secondary levels.
3 years depending on the locale, and are variably provided. Non-formal education is also supported by the state. Administration and control of public and private universities are carried out by the Office of Higher Education Commission, a department of the Ministry of Education. Basic education in Thailand is free. It is divided into three levels: pre-primary, primary, and secondary. Pre-primary education was introduced in 2004 and made free in 2009. Participation in pre-primary education is “nearly universal”.
At the age of six, compulsory education begins. Upper secondary education, grades 4-6, is not compulsory. It is divided into general and vocational tracks. Ninety-nine percent of students complete primary education. Only 85 percent complete lower secondary.
For every 100 students in primary schools, 85. 6 students will continue studies in M1, 79. 6 students will continue until M3, and only 54. 8 will go on to M6 or occupational schools. There are academic upper secondary schools, vocational upper secondary schools, and comprehensive schools offering academic and vocational tracks. Students who choose the academic stream usually intend to enter a university. Vocational schools offer programs that prepare students for employment or further studies.