Post-secondary non-tertiary education straddles the boundary between upper secondary and post-secondary education from an international point of view, even although it may well clearly be regarded upper secondary or post-secondary programmes in a national context. Usually speaking, up to 5th or 6th grade (11 or 12 years old) is elementary college, 7th and 8th grade plus-or-minus a grade on either finish is junior higher college or middle college, and 9th grade up is normally higher school (though some schools get started at 10th grade).
For example, students with understanding disabilities may well be assigned to specific education classrooms with modified content material, for the reason that it is the most efficient way to address the studying needs of these youth, and not because that environment is necessarily 1 exactly where students study capabilities and behaviors that are necessary in order to carry out following secondary college.
Some of them also became Integrated Programme (IP) schools, which means the students are offered a through-train to the GCE ‘A’ levels or International Baccalaureate (only for ACSI) or NUS High College Diploma (only for NUS Higher), by-passing the GCE ” level examinations.
I run a network of low charge PPP secondary schools in Uganda (known as PEAS) aiming to tackle the problem you are speaking about and we’re in continuous conversations with the Ministry of Education about how to resolve some of the issues you describe.
Mandatory college leaving age (ie if you are younger than this and not at college, then you are truant and can be picked up by the police/truant officers) went to 15 in 1944, with the intention of raising it to 16 as soon as sufficient secondary areas were obtainable (it actually happened in 1973, but attending college until 16 was near-universal just before that).