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Percentage Increase of Students
For His Imperial Majesty Aryamehr the future of the Corps of Literacy and Health rested in telecommunications.
Therefore, three satelites each with three television channels would be put into fixed orbit.
Thus, a medical soldier or nurse confronted
with a serious illness in a remote village could seek medical advice from the eminent specialist in Tehran or elsewhere.
At the sametime, a telecommunication program costing at least 30 billion dollars would have permitted any small Iranian village
to communicate with the rest of the world.
Here you can see the sum total of our diverse efforts in education for the 15 year period 1963 - 1978:
* Nursery - 1350 %
* Primary School - 506%
* Middle School - 263%
* Secondary School - 331%
* Technical and professional education - 1550%
* Schools of the Literacy Corps - 692%
The total numer of Iranian students increased from 1,5 million in 1963 to more than 10 million in 1978.
* Third Development Plan ( 1963 - 1967 ) 45 billion rials
* Firth Development Plan ( 1968 - 1972 ) 172 billion rials
* Fifth Development Plan ( 1973 - 1977 ) 551 billion rials
* Sixth Development Plan ( 1978 - 1982 ) 2500 - 2700 billion rials
In 1978, 7.4 million iranians were enrolled in our public schools.
This year, we had 185 000 students of both sexes in our own universities.
In addition, about 100 000 pursued college study abroad and of these, 50 000 were enrolled in the US colleges.
We had established wighteen universities and 137 colleges in Iran.
The majority of our students received not only scholarship but pocket money as well.
This was only a small part of the goals of His Imperial Majesty Aryamehr and the White Revolution, so
you could have a picture in your mind on what the white revolution was and what our great and beloved ShahanShah did for us and why it is called a revolution.