6 Achieve universal primary education

Where we are?

This goal has not been met. The major progress was made in increase of education quality, however Serbia is still below EU average in all indicators, both TIMSS and PISA. On the other hand, there are warning signs that less and less children is completing primary schools. Significant improvements have been made in coverage or Roma children by obligatory education, but situation is worsening in rural areas (supposedly both for non-Roma and Roma children). Apparently, more notice should be paid to support to children to complete at least primary education and to quality in primary and secondary education.

Targets for MDG2
  1. Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling
    • Net enrolment ratio in primary education
    • Proportion of pupils starting grade 1 who reach last grade of primary
    • Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds, women and men