Secondary school starting age (years)
Definition: Secondary school starting age is the age at which students would enter secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
Description: The map below shows how Secondary school starting age (years) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Zambia, with a value of 14.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Syrian Arab Republic, with a value of 10.00.
Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.