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is possible since school is not compulsory in Panama. If you wish to
send your children to school, there is a public primary
school in walking
children from six to eleven, opposite to Finca Bayano. A regular bus
service takes the children
to the public
secondary school in Las Palmas, five miles from Finca Bayano. There are
no school fees in public
schools. The closest private school is in Soná 25
miles from Finca Bayano. There are universities in Panama City,
It must be said, nevertheless, that the Panamanian school system is not as good as the one of Western countries. That might change after the crash. Whether the Western education system will fall back to the standard of 1945 or whether there will be no more teaching at all, remains to be seen. However, it can be assumed, that schools and universities in Panama continue to function normally.
The "Youth Protection Act" states that minors are not allowed to work.
Photo: Escuela Arosemena in Santiago