Education in the Republic of Macedonia

Education in the Republic of Macedonia
Ministry of Education and Science
Minister of Education and Science Abdylaqim Ademi
General details
Primary languages Macedonian
Literacy (2015[1])
Total 97.8 %
Male 98.8 %
Female 96.8 %
Educational system in Macedonia.

The Constitution mandates free and compulsory primary and secondary education in the Republic of Macedonia, and the Law on Primary Education specifies that all children from 6 to 15 years of age attend school for a compulsory 9 years. The Law on High School Education specifies that all adolescents from the ages of 15 - 19 must attend high school for 4 years (or 3 years - depending on the type of school)[2]

In 1996, the gross primary enrollment rate was 99.1 percent and the net primary enrollment rate was 95.3 percent.[2] Dropout rates for girls in primary and secondary school are high, particularly among ethnic Roma or Albanian children.[2]


  1. CIA Factbook CIA Factbook Macedonia
  2. 1 2 3 "Macedonia". Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor (2001). Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor (2002). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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