Lower secondary school starting age (years) - Country Ranking

Definition: Lower secondary school starting age is the age at which students would enter lower 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.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Tanzania 14.00 2014
1 South Africa 14.00 2014
1 Namibia 14.00 2014
1 Zambia 14.00 2014
5 Lesotho 13.00 2014
5 Mozambique 13.00 2014
5 Guinea 13.00 2014
5 Norway 13.00 2014
5 Burundi 13.00 2014
5 Niger 13.00 2014
5 Zimbabwe 13.00 2014
5 Equatorial Guinea 13.00 2014
5 The Gambia 13.00 2014
5 Rwanda 13.00 2014
5 Swaziland 13.00 2014
5 Estonia 13.00 2014
5 El Salvador 13.00 2014
5 Finland 13.00 2014
5 Switzerland 13.00 2014
5 Mali 13.00 2014
5 Botswana 13.00 2014
5 Poland 13.00 2014
5 Guatemala 13.00 2014
5 Uganda 13.00 2014
5 Afghanistan 13.00 2014
5 Denmark 13.00 2014
5 Bhutan 13.00 2014
5 Indonesia 13.00 2014
5 Ireland 13.00 2014
5 Iceland 13.00 2014
5 Latvia 13.00 2014
5 Papua New Guinea 13.00 2014
5 Sweden 13.00 2014
5 Ethiopia 13.00 2014
35 Argentina 12.00 2014
35 Ecuador 12.00 2014
35 Trinidad and Tobago 12.00 2014
35 St. Kitts and Nevis 12.00 2014
35 Cabo Verde 12.00 2014
35 Dominica 12.00 2014
35 Dominican Republic 12.00 2014
35 Venezuela 12.00 2014
35 Yemen 12.00 2014
35 Angola 12.00 2014
35 Antigua and Barbuda 12.00 2014
35 Burkina Faso 12.00 2014
35 Bolivia 12.00 2014
35 Chile 12.00 2014
35 Iran 12.00 2014
35 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 12.00 2014
35 Paraguay 12.00 2014
35 Suriname 12.00 2014
35 Egypt 12.00 2014
35 China 12.00 2014
35 Benin 12.00 2014
35 Vanuatu 12.00 2014
35 Dem. Rep. Congo 12.00 2014
35 Cuba 12.00 2014
35 Georgia 12.00 2014
35 St. Lucia 12.00 2014
35 Morocco 12.00 2014
35 Hong Kong SAR, China 12.00 2014
35 Kenya 12.00 2014
35 Nicaragua 12.00 2014
35 Panama 12.00 2014
35 Peru 12.00 2014
35 Saudi Arabia 12.00 2014
35 Sudan 12.00 2014
35 Andorra 12.00 2014
35 Bahrain 12.00 2014
35 Slovenia 12.00 2014
35 Uruguay 12.00 2014
35 United States 12.00 2014
35 São Tomé and Principe 12.00 2014
35 Seychelles 12.00 2014
35 Syrian Arab Republic 12.00 2014
35 Malawi 12.00 2014
35 Guinea-Bissau 12.00 2014
35 Grenada 12.00 2014
35 Iraq 12.00 2014
35 Jamaica 12.00 2014
35 Canada 12.00 2014
35 Cyprus 12.00 2014
35 Cambodia 12.00 2014
35 Luxembourg 12.00 2014
35 Malaysia 12.00 2014
35 Senegal 12.00 2014
35 Ghana 12.00 2014
35 Liechtenstein 12.00 2014
35 Nigeria 12.00 2014
35 Honduras 12.00 2014
35 Chad 12.00 2014
35 Singapore 12.00 2014
35 Tunisia 12.00 2014
35 Qatar 12.00 2014
35 Mexico 12.00 2014
35 Palau 12.00 2014
35 Comoros 12.00 2014
35 Greece 12.00 2014
35 Puerto Rico 12.00 2014
35 Guyana 12.00 2014
35 Haiti 12.00 2014
35 Korea 12.00 2014
35 Solomon Islands 12.00 2014
35 Somalia 12.00 2014
35 Togo 12.00 2014
35 Tuvalu 12.00 2014
35 Côte d'Ivoire 12.00 2014
35 Congo 12.00 2014
35 Jordan 12.00 2014
35 Lebanon 12.00 2014
35 Cameroon 12.00 2014
35 Fiji 12.00 2014
35 Israel 12.00 2014
35 Timor-Leste 12.00 2014
35 Australia 12.00 2014
35 Central African Republic 12.00 2014
35 Spain 12.00 2014
35 Japan 12.00 2014
35 Liberia 12.00 2014
35 Brunei 12.00 2014
35 Costa Rica 12.00 2014
35 Kiribati 12.00 2014
35 Libya 12.00 2014
35 Macao SAR, China 12.00 2014
35 Mauritania 12.00 2014
35 Thailand 12.00 2014
35 Belgium 12.00 2014
35 Philippines 12.00 2014
35 Portugal 12.00 2014
35 Sierra Leone 12.00 2014
35 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 12.00 2014
35 Netherlands 12.00 2014
134 Belize 11.00 2014
134 Mongolia 11.00 2014
134 Djibouti 11.00 2014
134 The Bahamas 11.00 2014
134 Barbados 11.00 2014
134 Italy 11.00 2014
134 Lao PDR 11.00 2014
134 Monaco 11.00 2014
134 Samoa 11.00 2014
134 Lithuania 11.00 2014
134 Kuwait 11.00 2014
134 Serbia 11.00 2014
134 Russia 11.00 2014
134 India 11.00 2014
134 Bosnia and Herzegovina 11.00 2014
134 Eritrea 11.00 2014
134 Gabon 11.00 2014
134 Kazakhstan 11.00 2014
134 Vietnam 11.00 2014
134 Cayman Islands 11.00 2014
134 San Marino 11.00 2014
134 Albania 11.00 2014
134 Algeria 11.00 2014
134 United Arab Emirates 11.00 2014
134 Bangladesh 11.00 2014
134 Mauritius 11.00 2014
134 United Kingdom 11.00 2014
134 Tajikistan 11.00 2014
134 Bulgaria 11.00 2014
134 Czech Republic 11.00 2014
134 Tonga 11.00 2014
134 Kyrgyz Republic 11.00 2014
134 Madagascar 11.00 2014
134 Macedonia 11.00 2014
134 New Zealand 11.00 2014
134 Brazil 11.00 2014
134 Colombia 11.00 2014
134 Turkey 11.00 2014
134 Romania 11.00 2014
134 Moldova 11.00 2014
134 New Caledonia 11.00 1999
134 Hungary 11.00 2014
134 France 11.00 2014
134 Uzbekistan 11.00 2014
134 Montenegro 11.00 2014
134 Croatia 11.00 2014
134 Malta 11.00 2014
181 Nepal 10.00 2014
181 Belarus 10.00 2014
181 Slovak Republic 10.00 2014
181 Ukraine 10.00 2014
181 Pakistan 10.00 2014
181 Austria 10.00 2014
181 Sri Lanka 10.00 2014
181 Myanmar 10.00 2014
181 Germany 10.00 2014
181 Oman 10.00 2014
181 Armenia 10.00 2014
181 Azerbaijan 10.00 2014
181 Turkmenistan 10.00 2014

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Limitations and Exceptions: The theoretical entrance age to a given programme or level is typically, but not always, the most common entrance age.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Periodicity: Annual