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.

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