Which Country Has the Longest Duration of Primary Education?

Duration of Primary Education (years) (years), 2018
Education | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 177 countries in 2018, Ireland ranked the highest in duration of primary education with 8.00 years followed by Trinidad and Tobago and Norway. On the other end of the scale was Germany with 4.00 years, Serbia with 4.00 years and Croatia with 4.00 years.

Average duration of primary education reached 6.00 years in 2018 in the World according to World Bank. This is 0 % the same as in the previous year and 0.000 % the same as 10 years ago.

Historically, average duration of primary education reached an all time high of 6.00 years in 2018 and an all time low of 6.00 years in 1970. The average annual growth amounted to 0.000 % since 1970.

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

Duration of Primary Education (years) Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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
Norway years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
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
Zimbabwe years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00