The 10 countries with strange and unusual schooling system – Exploring Life

The 10 countries with strange and unusual schooling system - Exploring Life
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Every country has its own culture and tradition, of which, education is the most essential part. Unusual schooling system of a country may also be a deciding factor of the future of the kids, who are also the future of their nation. Every country has its own education system, let’s take a look at some of the countries which have unbelievably strange and unusual schooling system.


Children in Russia always start their school on ‘knowledge day’ which falls on September 1. It is mandatory for them to attend school even if it’s a weekend or a holiday. This may sound unusual schooling but, starting on auspicious day is also good. 


In Finland, kids start school at age of 7. This age is one of the oldest ages around the world at which children start school, sounds unusual schooling again.


The children in Netherlands start their school only on their fourth birthday. Because of this unusual schooling system, there’s someone new in class almost every day.


In 2014, there was an elementary school in Turin, Italy that only had one teacher and one student which made the school the smallest school in the world. Nnot an unusual schooling but little strange.

The 10 countries with strange and unusual schooling system - Exploring Life

In Bangladesh, there are around 100 boat schools which means that the classes are held on a boat. Surprisingly in this unusual schooling, each boat has access to internet and also has a library. Most of the boats are solar powered.


There is a school in Philippines which is made up only of recycled plastic bottles. Unusual but eco-friendly.


In Iran, girls and boys are educated separately till they are old enough to go to college. There is also a rule that female teachers can teach only girls and male teachers can only teach boys.


Having food with family is an important part of Brazilian culture. This is why, all the schools in Brazil start at 7 am and are over by 12 pm so that the kids are able to have lunch with their families.


From ‘the school of the air’, located in Australia lessons are dictated through radio every day for students who live in rural areas and are not able to attend school.


School students of China have to spend more than 14 hours of their routine on doing their homework. This is unusual schooling but have very high loads on children.

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10 thoughts on “The 10 countries with strange and unusual schooling system – Exploring Life

  1. In the Netherlands, kids get an hour free from 12AM to 1PM to go home and lunch with their families. Unless both parents work during the day, they can stay in school with other kids from other classes.

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