Formal Education: Meaning and Examples

What is Formal Education?

Definition of Formal Education

This one of the three forms of education: Others being Non-Formal and Informal Education.

Formal education is a form of education carried out in institutions which follows a structured curriculum. 

Definition of Formal Education
Learners in a Classroom Setup. 


Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, universities and Colleges. 

In these institutions, there are syllabuses or course outlines and timetables to be followed. 

Occasionally, there is supervision by by inspectors, examinations and formal evaluation and awarding of certificates.

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