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An education institution is classified as private if it is controlled and managed by a non- governmental organisation (e.g. a Church, Trade Union or business enterprise), or if its Governing Board consists mostly of members not selected by a public agency.

Source Publication:
2001 Data Collection on Education Systems: Definitions, Explanations and Instructions, UNESCO, OECD, Eurostat, page 49.

Cross References:
Educational institution
Government dependent / independent education institution
Independent private institution
Public education institution

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, February 13, 2003