Which Country Starts the Secondary School Education the Latests?

Secondary School Starting Age (years), 2019
Education | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 177 countries in 2019, Namibia ranked the highest in secondary school starting age with 14.0 years followed by South Africa and Tanzania. On the other end of the scale was Turkmenistan with 10.0 years, Myanmar with 10.0 years and Nepal with 10.0 years.

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

Secondary School Starting Age Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Afghanistan years 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
El Salvador years 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Ethiopia years 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Finland years 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Gambia years 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Guatemala years 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Guinea years 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Mali years 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Mozambique years 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Namibia years 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0
Poland years 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
Rwanda years 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
South Africa years 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0
Tanzania years 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0
Zambia years 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0