Is beginning secondary education compulsory?


This map tells us whether countries make entering secondary education accessible to citizens by making education compulsory in the first year of secondary education.

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  • Compulsory education can be specified by an age range, a number of years, or a level of education during which children are required to go to school. We have looked at each of these factors, as well as national information on the length of secondary education and the standard age of beginning school, in order to create comparable information on the age until which education is compulsory.