The UIS Glossary includes statistical terms related to education, science, technology and innovation, culture, and communication & information . Some of the entries contain translations in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Other entries provide more detailed information, such as definitions, calculation formulas for indicators and sources. Indicators are marked with an asterisk (*).

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Compulsory education

Number of years or age span during which children are legally obliged to attend school.

Scolarité obligatoire 

Nombre d’années ou limites d’âge pendant lesquels les enfants sont tenus, au regard de la loi, de bénéficier d’un enseignement en milieu scolaire.

Educación obligatoria

Número de años o intervalo de edades en el que los niños están legalmente obligados a asistir a la escuela.

التعليم الإلزامي

ويعني عدد السنوات التي يفترض لزاماً على الأطفال أن يتابعوا بها دراستهم.

Обязательное образование

Число лет или возрастной период, в течение которого дети обязаны посещать школу.