For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1970 to 2018. The average value for North Korea during that period was 6 years with a minimum of 6 years in 1970 and a maximum of 7 years in 1998.
The latest value from 2018 is 7 years. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 196
countries is 6 years.
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Definition: Primary school starting age is the age at which students would enter primary 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.