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Orava Association

http: / / www.zdruzenieorava.sk /

The „Orava Association“ is a non-profit, non-government organisation (NGO), representing the interests of children, teachers, parents and school-professional staff in general. Founded in 1991 it has received initial and ongoing support from specialists from the University of Northern Iowa.
The „Orava Association“ has several branches throughout Slovakia (e.g. in Baratislava, Dolný Kubín, Prešov and Topoľčany) and it participates in educational programmes and activities, conferences, [ ... ]  

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Slovak Library Assoziation

http: / / www.sakba.sk / sak_english.html

The Slovakian Library Assoziation is a voluntary independent association working towards public interests. Its founding members are the Slovak National Library SNK, the Slovak Technical Library, the Slovak Centre of Scientific and Technical Information and the University Library in Bratislava.
Since it was founded in 1992 the number of its members has increased to 30 scientific-academic libraries, 42 district, regional and municipal libraries, and 11 specialised libraries. The SLA thus constitutes [ ... ]  

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More Information

Total population
5 488 339

Slovak (official)

Literacy rate
(age 15 or over who can read)

Total: 99.6%
Male: 99.7%
Female: 99.6%

Functional illiteracy
(de facto)
no data

Educational indicators
Primary (net) enrolment: 95%
Secondary (net) enrolment: 83%
Tertiary (gros) enrolment: 63%
School life expectancy: 14.7 years

Government expenditure
10.6% goes to education

Unemployment (age 15-24)

CIA World Fact Book, Human Development Report, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Wikipedia