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Education > Secondary school starting age > Years: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Secondary school starting age (years). Entrance age of 2A lower secondary is the age at which students would enter lower secondary 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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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Tanzania 14 2012
=1 South Africa 14 2012
=1 Zambia 14 2012
=1 Namibia 14 2012
=5 Ethiopia 13 2012
=5 Swaziland 13 2012
=5 Afghanistan 13 2012
=5 Norway 13 2012
=5 Indonesia 13 2012
=5 Finland 13 2012
=5 Guinea 13 2012
=5 Ireland 13 2012
=5 El Salvador 13 2012
=5 Rwanda 13 2012
=5 Denmark 13 2012
=5 Estonia 13 2012
=5 Maldives 13 2012
=5 Senegal 13 2012
=5 Papua New Guinea 13 2012
=5 Zimbabwe 13 2012
=5 Botswana 13 2012
=5 The Gambia 13 2012
=5 Guatemala 13 2012
=5 Equatorial Guinea 13 2012
=5 Lesotho 13 2012
=5 Sweden 13 2012
=5 Mali 13 2012
=5 Latvia 13 2012
=5 Mozambique 13 2012
=5 Uganda 13 2012
=5 Niger 13 2012
=5 Switzerland 13 2012
=5 Burundi 13 2012
=5 Bhutan 13 2012
=5 Iceland 13 2012
=5 Poland 13 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 12.4 2012
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 12.1 2012
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 12.08 2011
failed states average (profile) 12.07 2012
=37 Canada 12 2012
=37 East Timor 12 2012
=37 Cameroon 12 2012
=37 Burkina Faso 12 2012
=37 Dominica 12 2012
=37 Liberia 12 2012
=37 Netherlands 12 2012
=37 South Korea 12 2012
=37 Vanuatu 12 2012
=37 Malawi 12 2012
=37 Republic of the Congo 12 2012
=37 Dominican Republic 12 2012
=37 Bahrain 12 2012
=37 Libya 12 2012
=37 Central African Republic 12 2012
=37 Liechtenstein 12 2012
=37 Portugal 12 2012
=37 Turks and Caicos Islands 12 2012
=37 Malaysia 12 2012
=37 Panama 12 2012
=37 Costa Rica 12 2012
=37 Luxembourg 12 2012
=37 American Samoa 12 1999
=37 Andorra 12 2012
=37 Nigeria 12 2012
=37 Ecuador 12 2012
=37 Australia 12 2012
=37 Tuvalu 12 2012
=37 Thailand 12 2012
=37 Hong Kong 12 2012
=37 Sierra Leone 12 2012
=37 Georgia 12 2012
=37 Philippines 12 2012
=37 Morocco 12 2012
=37 Lebanon 12 2012
=37 Fiji 12 2012
=37 Qatar 12 2012
=37 Sudan 12 2012
=37 Suriname 12 2012
=37 Israel 12 2012
=37 Venezuela 12 2012
=37 Jordan 12 2012
=37 Mauritania 12 2012
=37 Trinidad and Tobago 12 2012
=37 Mexico 12 2012
=37 Greece 12 2012
=37 Paraguay 12 2012
=37 Sao Tome and Principe 12 2012
=37 Cambodia 12 2012
=37 Aruba 12 2012
=37 Argentina 12 2012
=37 Bolivia 12 2012
=37 Ghana 12 2012
=37 Saudi Arabia 12 2012
=37 Cape Verde 12 2012
=37 Slovenia 12 2012
=37 Spain 12 2012
=37 Oman 12 2012
=37 Yemen 12 2012
=37 Jamaica 12 2012
=37 Macau 12 2012
=37 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12 2012
=37 Kenya 12 2012
=37 Eritrea 12 2012
=37 Solomon Islands 12 2012
=37 Saint Lucia 12 2012
=37 Cyprus 12 2012
=37 Somalia 12 2012
=37 Peru 12 2012
=37 Cote d'Ivoire 12 2012
=37 Benin 12 2012
=37 Federated States of Micronesia 12 2012
=37 Cuba 12 2012
=37 Saint Kitts and Nevis 12 2012
=37 Togo 12 2012
=37 China 12 2012
=37 Tonga 12 2012
=37 United States 12 2012
=37 Angola 12 2011
=37 Chad 12 2012
=37 Japan 12 2012
=37 Brunei 12 2012
=37 Marshall Islands 12 2012
=37 Chile 12 2012
=37 Puerto Rico 12 2012
=37 Belgium 12 2012
=37 Kiribati 12 2012
=37 Haiti 12 2012
=37 Iraq 12 2010
=37 Guinea-Bissau 12 2012
=37 Grenada 12 2012
=37 Seychelles 12 2012
=37 Uruguay 12 2012
=37 Egypt 12 2012
=37 Antigua and Barbuda 12 2012
=37 Nicaragua 12 2012
=37 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12 2012
=37 Guyana 12 2012
=37 Honduras 12 2012
=37 Tunisia 12 2012
=37 Singapore 12 2012
=37 Comoros 12 2012
Former British colonies average (profile) 12 2012
Hot countries average (profile) 11.97 2012
Christian countries average (profile) 11.95 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 11.94 2012
Former French colonies average (profile) 11.88 2012
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 11.86 2012
Catholic countries average (profile) 11.82 2012
Tourist destinations average (profile) 11.8 2012
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 11.76 2012
Landlocked countries average (profile) 11.76 2012
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 11.74 2012
Muslim countries average (profile) 11.73 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 11.72 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 11.72 2012
European Union average (profile) 11.68 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 11.67 2012
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 11.65 2012
Cold countries average (profile) 11.61 2012
South Asia average (profile) 11.6 2012
OPEC countries average (profile) 11.56 2012
Religious countries average (profile) 11.55 2012
Europe average (profile) 11.5 2012
Non-religious countries average (profile) 11.46 2012
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 11.29 2012
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 11.29 2012
South and Central Asia average (profile) 11.15 2012
=139 Bosnia and Herzegovina 11 2012
=139 Monaco 11 2012
=139 Madagascar 11 2012
=139 Tajikistan 11 2012
=139 Turkey 11 2012
=139 France 11 2012
=139 Montenegro 11 2012
=139 Bangladesh 11 2012
=139 Mauritius 11 2012
=139 Barbados 11 2012
=139 Palau 11 2012
=139 Belize 11 2012
=139 Moldova 11 2012
=139 Uzbekistan 11 2012
=139 Colombia 11 2012
=139 Italy 11 2012
=139 Hungary 11 2012
=139 Republic of Macedonia 11 2012
=139 Serbia 11 2012
=139 United Kingdom 11 2012
=139 Lithuania 11 2012
=139 The Bahamas 11 2012
=139 Gabon 11 2012
=139 Samoa 11 2012
=139 New Zealand 11 2012
=139 Albania 11 2012
=139 United Arab Emirates 11 2012
=139 India 11 2012
=139 Czech Republic 11 2012
=139 San Marino 11 2012
=139 Mongolia 11 2012
=139 Bermuda 11 2012
=139 Laos 11 2012
=139 Cayman Islands 11 2012
=139 Vietnam 11 2012
=139 Russia 11 2012
=139 Bulgaria 11 2012
=139 Romania 11 2012
=139 Brazil 11 2012
=139 Iran 11 2012
=139 Algeria 11 2012
=139 Croatia 11 2012
=139 French Polynesia 11 1998
=139 Djibouti 11 2012
=139 Malta 11 2012
=139 Kuwait 11 2012
=139 Kazakhstan 11 2012
=139 Kyrgyzstan 11 2012
=139 New Caledonia 11 1999
=139 North Korea 11 2012
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 11 2012
Eastern Europe average (profile) 10.95 2012
=189 Turkmenistan 10 2012
=189 Slovakia 10 2012
=189 Nepal 10 2012
=189 Syria 10 2012
=189 Pakistan 10 2012
=189 Azerbaijan 10 2012
=189 Armenia 10 2012
=189 Ukraine 10 2012
=189 Austria 10 2012
=189 Belarus 10 2012
=189 Germany 10 2012
=189 Burma 10 2012
=189 Sri Lanka 10 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Secondary school starting age > Years. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/Secondary-school-starting-age/Years

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