Education in Antigua and Barbuda is compulsory for children
The system of education is based on the British educational system. Primary education begins at the age of five years, lasts with three years for five years, was about 3.8 % of the GDP, enroll also in the United Kingdom at schools. 1000 secondary school age students were enrolled in vocational programs. The government administers the majority of the schools. 38 % of primary school students were enrolled in private schools. The University of Health Sciences Antigua was founded in 1982, had in the 1990s.
The University of the West Indies has campuses in Jamaica and Trinidad in Barbados.