6 Achieve universal primary education

Where we are?


All communities should have access to universal education. (PHOTO:UNDP/Andrej Ginovski)

GOAL:
Ensure that, by 2015, all children will be able to complete a full course of primary and secondary schooling; eliminate gender disparities in both primary and secondary education, in all level by 2015.

PROGRESS:
Over 30% of students drop out of school before graduation from high school, with 11% dropping out by the end of primary school. Roma, Turkish and Albanian ethnic communities have higher drop-out rates. Gender disparities in primary education have been almost eliminated.

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