Is primary education tuition-free?


This map tells us whether countries make primary education accessible to their citizens by providing tuition-free education at the primary level.

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  • Tuition reported means that the country reports charging tuition in primary school. A country’s constitution may state that education is tuition-free, but if the country reports that tuition is charged, it appears as tuition reported.
  • Tuition-free includes cases where no tuition is charged in primary school, but there may be other fees. These additional fees cannot be compared across countries as there is not enough information available.