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The Government of Vietnam provides public preschool education to children aged from 3 to 5. Primary schooling starts at the age of 6. Among children of preschool age, the gross enrolment rate (GER) is 81%. The adjusted net enrolment ratio (ANER) is 95% for 5-year-olds in preschool education, while in primary education the GER is 109% and the ANER is 98% (UNESCO, 2016). In Vietnam, primary schooling is often considered the starting point of more formal education. Moving into this new environment signifies a process of change and adaptation, not only for children, but also for their families and schools.

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Read more about the Early education transition programme