6 Achieve universal primary education

Where we are?


To ensure quality lifelong education, steps were made towards reforming this area. Almost 99.6 percent of children are enrolled by general secondary education, whereas pre-school education covers 92.5 percent of children in urban areas and 58.2 percent in rural areas. Nearly half (46.1 percent) of young people attend higher education; however, it is necessary to ensure that educational curricula conform to the requirements of the labour market (taking into account forecasts for economic development trends).


UNDP's work in Ukraine

Net enrolment rate in preschool educational institutions for children aged 3-5 in rural areas, %

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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