6 Achieve universal primary education

Where we are

The little mathematicians of Mkhitar Sebastatsi college

Target 3: Ensure that, by 2015, Every Child will be Able to Complete a Full Course of High Quality Secondary Schooling

Achievement status:
According to the National Statistical Service (NSS), the illiterate population and people with complete or incomplete elementary/primary education comprise just 3.1% of the population. Additionally, about 30% of the population aged 10 and over in Armenia has some degree of tertiary/professional education or some specialization. The adult and youth literacy rates in the country comprise about 99% and there are no significant gender disparities in this regard.

The proportion of pupils starting grade one who reach grade four was estimated at 99% on average for the period from 2004 to 2006; thus the dropout ratio after the completion of primary education (or pupils not surviving up to the fourth grade) is very low – about 1%.

The gross enrolment in the basic education (I-VIII grades of secondary school) comprised 95.9% in 2006, and was quite homogeneous in terms of regional, gender and poverty groups.

Despite strong national support and recent positive trends, the fiscal tension and main challenges of the post-crisis period make this MDG Goal difficult to achieve.

0.6 years
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