Peru: School starting age, primary school

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 Peru

Primary school starting age

 Latest value 6
 Year 2022
 Measure years
 Data availability 1970 - 2022
 Average 6
 Min - Max 6 - 6
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Peru from 1970 to 2022. The average value for Peru during that period was 6 years with a minimum of 6 years in 1970 and a maximum of 6 years in 1970. The latest value from 2022 is 6 years. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 194 countries is 6 years. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Peru - School starting age, primary school - Recent values chart

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Peru - School starting age, primary school - historical chart - 1970-2022




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.


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 Student teacher ratio, primary school 17.39 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 102.58 2022 percent
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 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.97 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.95 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.07 2017 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 96.44 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 107.66 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 99.12 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 71.25 2017 percent
 PISA math scores 391.236 2022 index points
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