Primary Education

What is Primary Education?

Primary education is the stage of time period between after the pre-school and secondary education. The first years of compulsory schooling are called elementary or primary school. Primary education provides students with a basic understanding of various subjects as well as the social activities. Many countries have committed themselves to more than the achievement of universal primary education. The school system in India has four levels: lower primary (age 6 to 10), upper primary (11 class and 12 class), high (13 class to 15 class) and higher secondary (17class and 18 class). The lower primary school is divided into five “standards”, upper primary school into two, and high school.

Fact about Primary Education

  1. Educating children helps reduce poverty.
  2. Education will give the next generation the tools to fight poverty.
  3. The cost of secondary schooling is often higher than the cost of primary schooling.
  4. In most developing countries, public school is not free.
  5. 67 million primary-school-age children are still denied the right to education.
  6. Of the 67 million out-of-school primary-school-age children, 53% are girls.
  7. About 10 to 20% increase in women’s salaries is associated with each additional year of schooling.
  8. The Net primary enrolment ratio in 2001/02: 83 7%.
  9. There are 0.664 million (2001-02) no of Primary Schools present in India.
  10. Where Number Upper Primary Schools in India: 0.219 million.
  11. In India, only 53% of habitation has a primary school.
  12. 3 in every four drop-outs as the reason leave in their primary education.
  13. Primary Education is the initial stage of education.
  14. The goal of a quality primary education is to teach students of various ages.
  15. Primary education is provided to the child between the ages of 5 and 11.
  16. Nearly 15 million girls of primary school age will never have the opportunity to learn to read and write in primary school, as compared to about 10 million boys.
  17. Primary education plays an important role in human literacy.
  18. Conflict and natural disasters have disrupted the education of 75 million children.
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