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The Finnish education system comprises of one year of pre-primary education followed by nine years of basic education (comprehensive school). The National Board of Education is responsible for education across Finland. As part of this role, they implement a national ICT strategy within all primary and secondary schools. All schools are required to construct their own ICT strategies in light of this national framework. Each municipality has autonomy in assessing their schools' requirements for ICT.

Generally, local education authorities and the schools themselves draw up their own curricula for basic education within the framework of the national core curriculum. The schools can develop their own profiles within these curricula arrangements (e.g. focusing on languages, mathematics, music and other areas). Teachers in Finland are nearly all qualified to Masters level.