Which Country Has the Longest Duration of Primary Education?

Duration of Primary Education (years) (years), 2019
Education | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 177 countries in 2019, Ireland ranked the highest in duration of primary education with 8.00 years followed by Denmark and Trinidad and Tobago. On the other end of the scale was Hungary with 4.00 years, Palestine with 4.00 years and Germany with 4.00 years.

Average duration of primary education reached 6.00 years in 2019 in the World according to World Bank. This is 0 % the same as in the previous year.

Historically, average duration of primary education reached an all time high of 6.00 years in 2019 and an all time low of 6.00 years in 1970.

Data for more countries are available at Duration of Primary Education (years) indicator page.

Duration of Primary Education (years) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Bhutan years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Botswana years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Denmark years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Iceland years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Ireland years 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00
Lesotho years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Maldives years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Mozambique years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Namibia years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Papua New Guinea years 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00
South Africa years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Swaziland years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Tanzania years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Trinidad and Tobago years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Uganda years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00