6 Achieve universal primary education

Where we are?

Primary school students of Trashiyangtse, Bhutan. Photo Tashi Wangmo @UNDP Bhutan

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.

0.59 years
until 2015

1990 2015
Targets for MDG2
  1. 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