Number of primary schools in Vietnam 2014-2018

For the school year starting in September 2017, there were approximately 15.05 thousand primary schools in Vietnam. In that year, there were around 280 thousand primary school classrooms, about 396.6 thousand primary school teachers and more than eight million primary school students.

Primary education in Vietnam

Primary education usually starts at the age of six. It lasts for five years and is compulsory for all citizens. Students graduate primary school with accumulated achievements during this period. As primary education is compulsory for everyone, pre-primary and primary schools account for the highest number of schools in the country. In 2018, the pupil to teacher ratio in primary education was 20.28 pupils for every teacher available. In that year, 78.1 percent of teachers in primary schools were female.

Basic education in Vietnam

The academic year in Vietnam usually starts in September and ends in June. Basic education is comprised of three levels, namely primary school, lower secondary school, and upper secondary school. After 12 years of basic education, students can move on to special education or higher education.

Number of primary schools in Vietnam from 2014 to 2018

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Special properties

figures as of September 30, 2017

Supplementary notes

* Preliminary figure.

Primary school is a general education institute covering from grade one to grade five.

Figures have been rounded.

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