Guyana Region: Latin America and the Caribbean Income Group: Lower Middle Income: National Education Profile 2018 Update



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Education Policy and Data Center


In Guyana, the academic year begins in September and ends in July, and the official primary school entrance age is 6. The system is structured so that the primary school cycle lasts 6 years, lower secondary lasts 3 years, and upper secondary lasts 2 years. Guyana has a total of 180,000 pupils enrolled in primary and secondary education. Of these pupils, about 94,000 (52%) are enrolled in primary education. Figure 3 shows the highest level of education reached by youth ages 15-24 in Guyana. Although youth in this age group may still be in school and working towards their educational goals, it is notable that approximately 1% of youth have no formal education and 3% of youth have attained at most incomplete primary education, meaning that in total 4% of 15-24 year olds have not completed primary education in Guyana.


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education profile, primary education, secondary education