Increase in Number of Children in pre-school Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina


In the school year 2019/2020, on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, there were 390 pre-school institutions with 30.587 children. Compared to the previous school year, the number of children in pre-school institutions increased by 7,3%, and the number of employees is 9,4% higher, according to BH Agency for Statistics.

Out of the total number of children, 65,7% of them attended public institutions, while 34,3% of children attended private institutions. The number of children waiting for placement in a preschool institution was 4.316 and this number increased by 39,9% compared to the previous school year.

In the school year 2019/2020, there were 6.076 children in the nursery, which represented an increase by 7,3% compared to the previous school year. The largest group was one of children aged 2 and 3 years (55,8%).


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