8 Socio-economic



8.1 Education



The educational system of Turkmenistan is based on New Educational Policy of Saparmurat Turkmenbashy, the first president of Turkmenistan. Schools, universities and other educational structures are controlled by the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan.

The educational system is divided into four parts:

1 - Nursery School - Children are taught in these schools till they are 6-7 years old. Here they learn skills such as drawing, painting and reading.
2 - Primary School
3 - Secondary School
4 - University

8.2 Health



There is one Diagnostics Center in every velayat, some public hospitals and private hospital as Central Hospital (administrated by Turkish doctors) in Ashgabat. Mostly the health care is payment based, but there are certain discounts for people with physical impairments, elderly people and veterans.

8.3 Crime and safety



The crime rate in Turkmenistan is low. The safety is being established by Ministry of Internal Affairs.