Education in Grenada
Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development [1]
Minister of Education and Human Resource DevelopmentArlene Buckmire-Outram
General details
Primary languagesEnglish
Literacy (2009)
Primary97.5% (%attendance rate)

Education in Grenada is free and compulsory between the ages of 6 and 14 years.[1] In 1998, the gross primary enrollment rate was 125.5 percent, while the net primary enrollment rate was 97.5 percent.[1] Despite the high enrollment rate, poverty, poor school facilities, and the periodic need to help with family farm harvests have resulted in approximately a 7 percent absenteeism rate among primary school children.[1]

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI)[2] finds that Grenada is fulfilling only 88.7% of what it should be fulfilling for the right to education based on the country's level of income.[3] HRMI breaks down the right to education by looking at the rights to both primary education and secondary education. While taking into consideration Grenada's income level, the nation is achieving 88.5% of what should be possible based on its resources (income) for primary education and 88.9% for secondary education.[3]

Primary schools

Secondary schools

Tertiary education


  1. ^ a b c "Grenada" Archived 2008-10-15 at the Wayback Machine. 2001 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor (2002). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Human Rights Measurement Initiative – The first global initiative to track the human rights performance of countries". Retrieved 2022-03-18.
  3. ^ a b "Grenada - HRMI Rights Tracker". Retrieved 2022-03-18.
  4. ^ "Scholarships". OAS. August 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2017.