6 Achieve universal primary education

Where we are?


Number of girls and boys attending various school levels.

Education in Kyrgyzstan is recognized not only as a pre-condition for a successful future career, but also as a value itself. The country has a well-developed system of education, the literacy rate of the population aged 15-24 years, according to official data, is high - 99.75% (2011), including women - 99.8%,  men - 99.7%.

Coverage of children of relevant age with basic education (grades 1-9) within the period of 2000-2011 increased from 95.9% to 97.1%. It is a testament to the overall steady growth of coverage of all children between 7 and 15 years old with school education: for boys this indicator reached 97.6% by 2011 and for girls - 96.5%. However, it should be noted that in 2009-2011, a slight decrease in dynamics was observed compared with 2008. In addition, regional , age and gender differences persist: the lowest primary education enrollment indicators are peculiar for underdeveloped regions of the country; there is a gender imbalance depending on children’s age and region of the country.

1.7 years
remaining
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