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General education

Education intended to provide information and skills which facilitate functioning and influencing in society.

General education comprises pre-primary education, comprehensive education, general upper secondary education and other non-vocational studies, for example, at liberal adult education institutions.

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus