6 Achieve universal primary education
Where we are?
The Gross Primary Enrollment Ratio (GPER) for Bhutan has increased from 55% in 1990 to 118% in 2012, which shows an average growth of 4.0% per year. Bhutan’s Net Gross Primary Enrollment Ratio (NPER) in 2012 was also increased to 95.60%.
According to the Ministry of Education, around 1% of 6-12 year old children are studying abroad and around 2% of the 6-12 year olds are enrolled in monastic institutions. The Royal Government is confident the target of 100% NPER will be achieved before 2015.
The 8 Millennium Development Goals
- 1 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
- 2 Achieve universal primary education
- 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
- 4 Reduce child mortality
- 5 Improve maternal health
- 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
- 8 Develop a global partnership for development
Targets for MDG2
- Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling
- Net enrolment ratio in primary education
- Proportion of pupils starting grade 1 who reach last grade of primary
- Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds, women and men