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Primary school starting age , 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 192 countries was 6 years.The highest value was in Afghanistan: 7 years and the lowest value was in Antigua and Barbuda: 5 years. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: years; Source: UNESCO
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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.
School starting age, primary school in the European union
School starting age, primary school in Europe
School starting age, primary school in Asia
School starting age, primary school in Africa
School starting age, primary school in North America
School starting age, primary school in South America
School starting age, primary school in Australia


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