Education in St Vincent and The Grenadines

Joined Commonwealth: 1979

Population: 109,000 (2012)

GDP p.c. growth: 2.7% p.a. 1990–2012

UN HDI 2012: World ranking 83

Net primary enrolment: 99.1% (2012)

Net secondary enrolment: 85.2% (2010)


Public spending on education was 5.1 per cent of GDP in 2010.

There are 12 years of school education starting at the age of five. Primary school comprises seven years and secondary five, with
cycles of three and two years. The school year starts in September.

Tertiary education is provided at the regional University of the West Indies, which has its main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.