Which Country Starts the Primary School Education the Latests?

Primary School Starting Age (years), 2018
Education | May 18, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 177 countries in 2018, Afghanistan ranked the highest in primary school starting age with 7.00 years followed by Gambia and Serbia. On the other end of the scale was Mauritius with 5.00 years, Sri Lanka with 5.00 years and Myanmar with 5.00 years.

Data for more countries are available at Primary School Starting Age indicator page.

Primary School Starting Age Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Afghanistan years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
El Salvador years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Equatorial Guinea years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Estonia years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Ethiopia years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Finland years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Gambia years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Guatemala years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Liechtenstein years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Papua New Guinea years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Poland years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Russia years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Rwanda years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Serbia years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
South Africa years 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00