Primary education

Legal basis
Legal basis for conducting statistical surveys in the area of primary education statistics is Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System of Montenegro (Official Gazette of Montenegro 18/12).


Purpose of survey

Primary education statistics collect, process and publish the data on: situation, structure and development of schools and departments; structure of primary school pupils; results of education; teaching staff that implement the primary education programme.

Primary education is a part of standard educational system. Primary education is organised as: mainstream (regular); education of children with special educational needs in resource centres.

Data sources and coverage

The data on primary education from school year 2015/2016 are the result of statistical processing of MEIS (Ministry of Education Information System) database. The data refer to all primary school in Montenegro obtained the work license from competent ministry. 

Up to school year 2015/2016, Statistical Office conducted a statistical survey that covered all primary school which submitted statistical reports with the status on the end and on beginning of school year.

Obligation to protect individual data

The data obtained from reporting units are only used for statistical purposes, and they are published an the aggregated level.

For more details on published data, methodology, and releases please see the sections below.

Data Methodology Releases Metadata Quality reports