Education in Grenada

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Education in Grenada
Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development [1]
Minister of Education and Human Resource DevelopmentArlene Buckmire-Outram
General details
Primary languagesEnglish
Literacy (2009)
Primary97.5% (%attendance rate)

Education in Grenada is free and compulsory between the ages of 6 and 14 years.[1] In 1998, the gross primary enrollment rate was 125.5 percent, while the net primary enrollment rate was 97.5 percent.[1] Despite the high enrollment rate, poverty, poor school facilities, and the periodic need to help with family farm harvests have resulted in approximately a 7 percent absenteeism rate among primary school children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Grenada" Archived 2008-10-15 at the Wayback Machine. 2001 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor (2002). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.