This table contains information about pupils who participate in primary, secondary general and secondary vocational education on the islands of the Caribbean Netherlands. Only education that is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science is included in the tables. The numbers of pupils are given by region (Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba), by age and gender in primary education and by level (as of the 2014/’15 school year) and gender in secondary general education. As of school year 2019/’20 the students of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) are added; this vocationally oriented education was introduced as of that school year on St Eustatius and Saba.
As of 10 October 2010, the islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba have the status of ‘special municipalities’ of the Netherlands. The education in the Caribbean Netherlands forms part of the Dutch national education system. The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science is responsible for education policies.
Data available from: the 2009/'10 school year.
Status of the figures:
Figures over the 2019/’20 school year are provisional and figures over the 2018/’19 school year are revised provisional figures. All other figures are final.
Changes as of 1 July 2020:
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When will new figures be published?
In the second quarter of 2021, provisional figures over the 2020/’21 school year will be added; the provisional figures over 2019/’20 will be replaced by revised provisional figures, and the revised provisional figures over 2018/’19 will be replaced by final figures.
|Gender||Pupil characteristics||Participants (number)|
|Total male and female||Total primary education||1,946|
|Total male and female||Younger than 5 years||210|
|Total male and female||5 years||223|
|Total male and female||6 years||247|
|Total male and female||7 years||225|
|Total male and female||8 years||242|
|Total male and female||9 years||258|
|Total male and female||10 years||235|
|Total male and female||11 years||230|
|Total male and female||12 years or older||76|
|Total male and female||Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO)||1,730|
|Total male and female||Total secondary general education (VO)||1,188|
|Total male and female||VO: Practical education||209|
|Total male and female||VO: Lower forms||462|
|Total male and female||VO: General programmes||289|
|Total male and female||VO: Pre-vocational programmes||228|
|Total male and female||Vocational education - CVQ|
|Total male and female||Vocational education - MBO||542|
|Male||Total primary education||1,034|
|Male||Younger than 5 years||116|
|Male||12 years or older||41|
|Male||Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO)||.|
|Male||Total secondary general education (VO)||602|
|Male||VO: Practical education||152|
|Male||VO: Lower forms||210|
|Male||VO: General programmes||121|
|Male||VO: Pre-vocational programmes||119|
|Male||Vocational education - CVQ|
|Male||Vocational education - MBO||.|
|Female||Total primary education||912|
|Female||Younger than 5 years||94|
|Female||12 years or older||35|
|Female||Total secondary education (VO, CVQ, MBO)||.|
|Female||Total secondary general education (VO)||586|
|Female||VO: Practical education||57|
|Female||VO: Lower forms||252|
|Female||VO: General programmes||168|
|Female||VO: Pre-vocational programmes||109|
|Female||Vocational education - CVQ|
|Female||Vocational education - MBO||.|