Educational System of Latvia
The present Government has declared:
The intellectual potential of our nation is the main measure of the future real chances to acquire the education that corresponds to his/her abilities, interests and efforts. The geopolitical situation of Latvia (limited resources of raw materials and energy) determines, that the main factors ensuring Latvia's competitive abilities are and will be highly qualified and educated inhabitants and a scientifically and intellectually capacious national economy, which is based on low consumption of material resources.
The Education Act of 1991 states:
Republic of Latvia Residents have the right to an education. This right is guaranteed by the State and the local governments through the realization and development of a continuous educational system, through the creation of conditions and motivations to an education, an improvement in qualifications and for self-education.
Republic of Latvia Residents have equal rights to acquire an education irrespective to their social and material status, race, nationality, sex, membership in religious or political organization, occupation and place of residence; the education system is united, continuous and diverse, thereby enabling the feasibility to acquire the highest education possible, education and upbringing has a human and morale character.
The principal goal of education is to provide conditions for development and perfection of ones spiritual, creative, physical and professional abilities. …