In Nepal, primary education (6 to 11 year old) was made mandatory as of 1975. However, up to today school enrollment remains very uneven depending on sexes, ethnicities, cast and geographical location.
In 2013, only 4% of the GNP was allocated to education, making the country number 119 out of 186 in the world ranking. The lack of investment accounts for a shortage of facilities, equipment, school supplies and teachers.
Despite all that, 9 out of 10 children attend primary school and 7 out of 10 attend secondary school, bringing the country’s adult literacy rate up to 60%.