The government service’s statistics on kids that are not registered with any education institutions show that 16,080 kids aged 7 to 18 did not go to school in the academic year 2017/2018. Local authorities had no information about 448 of these children.
The number of school-age children not registered with any education institution has been declining in recent years. In the academic year 2016/2017 the number of such kids was 17,357.
The number of school-age children leaving Latvia decreased by 1,002 to 12,801 kids in 2017.