The education system in Bhutan has undergone major
changes since 1990. The content of the education has been
nationalized. The primary school consists of 7 grades, the
first of which is considered preschool. Most schools are
The children start school when they are 6 years old.
After educational reforms, the percentage that does not
complete schooling has dropped from 20% to 5%. Now approx.
70% of children in school. High school consists of 2 + 2
years. English is the language of instruction.
60% of the adult population is considered illiterate.