Category: Demographic and social statistics
Area: Education
Survey / data collection: Statistics of secondary education

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  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Unit of measure
  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
10. Accessibility and clarity
11. Quality management
12. Relevance
13. Accuracy and reliability
14. Timeliness and punctuality
15. Coherence and Comparability
17. Data revision
18. Statistical processing
19. Comment

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                                                                                     1. Contact                                                                           Vrh
1.1. Contact organization: Statistical Office of Montenegro - MONSTAT
1.2. Contact organization unit: Department of Education, Culture, Justice and Administration Statistics
1.2. Contact organization unit: IV Proleterske br. 2, 81000 Podgorica Crna Gora

                                                                                      2. Metadata update                                                                       Top
2.1. Metadata last certified:
2.2. Metadata last posted:29 December 2023
2.3. Metadata last update:16.09.2021

                                                                                3. Statistical presentation                                                                  Top
3.1. Data description:The aim of the research at the secondary school at the beginning and the end of the school year is to present data: the number of schools, classes, pupils by gender and grades, teachers by gender and duration of working hours, pupils by grade, gender, year of birth and school.
3.2. Classification system:International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011),
3.3. Sector coverage:Education
3.4. Statistical concepts and
The statistics of secondary education collect, process and publish the data on situation, structure and development of schools, structure of secondary school pupils; educational results. A special task of secondary education statistics is to provide the data on the level of education attained during attending school; area of work; and professional profiles of importance for employment and further education; and to provide the data on education as a part of social activity. The statistical data refer to secondary schools of: mainstream education; vocational education; art schools; and resource centres.
3.5. Statistical unit:Secondary school
3.6. Statistical population:Pupils, teachers.
3.7. Reference area:Montenegro and Municipalities
3.8. Time coverage:Time series since 1963
3.9. Base period:Not relevant

                                                                                      4. Unit of measure                                                                        Top
Number of students, number of teachers and number of schools.

                                                                                     5. Reference period                                                                       Top
School year.

                                                                                  6. Institutional mandate                                                                    Top
6.1. Legal acts and other
The Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System (Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12 and 47/19) defines provisions for collection, processing, and dissemination of data. The Law provides to the Statistical Office legal powers to collect and access the data necessary for the implementation of Programme and Annual Plan. The Law gives a priority to the use of administrative data and right of access to individual data that are a result of survey of other official statistical producers. As an annex to legal provisions, Statistical Office has signed several memoranda on cooperation with administrative data providers.
6.2. Data sharing:Agreements on cooperation with producers of official statistics signed: 1. Customs Administration 2. Tax Administration 3. Ministry of Finance 4. Central Bank of Montenegro 5. The trilateral agreement (MONSTAT, Ministry of Finance and CBCG) International institutions: 1. EUROSTAT 2. UN organizations 3. IMF 4. The World Bank

                                                                                        7. Confidentiality                                                                          Top
7.1. Confidentiality - policy:Articles 53-60 of the Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistics System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12 and 47/19) provide a framework for the protection, use and transfer of confidential data. MONSTAT has developed two comprehensive Regulations that cover procedures for the protection of personal data, as well as the keeping of individual records. In order to implement the legal framework on the functioning of the security system and statistical confidentiality, the Rules on the Preservation of Statistical Data have been adopted which regulates the manner, time, technical conditions and organization of the preservation of statistical data in order to prevent their destruction, alienation and unauthorized use, as well as the Rulebook on Content and the manner of keeping records on users of individual statistical data which prescribes the content and manner of keeping records of users of individual statistical data. Article 59 access to confidential data of official statistics is restricted to persons performing tasks and tasks with the producers of official statistics and to the extent that these data are necessary for the production of the official statistics. Persons performing duties and tasks with producers of official statistics are obliged to sign a Statement of Compliance with the principle of confidentiality. The Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistics System is in line with Regulation 223/2009 and Regulation (EU) 2015/759 of 29 April 2015, which also regulates confidentiality provisions. The Government of Montenegro has adopted a Statement on Commitment of Confidence Commitment to Confidence in Official Statistics of Montenegro.
7.2. Confidentiality - data
The Statistics Office receives data from the Ministry of Education without indicators. The data are aggregated at the lowest level at the municipal level. The rules for accessing micro data are defined in Articles 58 and 59 of the Law on Official Statistics and the System of Official Statistics.

                                                                                        8. Release policy                                                                         Top
8.1. Release calendar:The Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistics System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12 and 47/19) prescribes that producers of official statistics are preparing, updating and publishing the calendar of publishing statistical data. It is published on the website of the Statistical Office no later than December 20 for the following year, for all producers of official statistics that include the dates of publication of statistical data. Any change in the date of publication in the Calendar shall be published in advance in accordance with the Unmanaged Audit Procedure.
8.2. Release calendar - access:
8.3. User access:The overall objective of the official statistics producer is to meet the needs of its users and to make available to all users statistic data in a comprehensible manner at the same time and under the same conditions. The Statistical Office is obliged to produce and disseminate official statistics in an objective, transparent and professional way, so that all users are treated equally.

                                                                            9. Frequency of dissemination                                                             Top
Annual dynamics- final data

                                                                                  10. Accessibility and clarity                                                                Top
10.1. News release:Releases are published annually and are available on the web site on web links
10.2. Publications:Statistical Office publishes the following regular publications: 1. Statistical Yearbook, 2. Montenegro in figures, 3. Monthly statistical review. In addition to the above regular ones, Statistical Office publishes also additionally publications. Some of the most important additional publications are as it follows: 1. Women and Men in Montenegro, 2. The most often used statistical data All publication published by Statistical Office are available at the following link:
10.3. Online database:Not available
10.4. Micro-data access:The Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistics System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro No 18/12 and 47/19) regulate the rules under which external users can gain access to individual data for research purposes. Article 58 defines the types of scientific and research organizations that can obtain such data. Giving individual data without an identifier is possible only on the written request of scientific research institutions, for the purpose of carrying out scientific research activities, as well as international statistical organizations and producers of statistics from other countries. The research entity signs the Agreement with the Statistics Office, as well as the Statement of Compliance with the principle of confidentiality. Manufacturers of official statistics keep separate records of users and the purpose for which statistics are given for use.
10.5. Other:

10.6. Documentation on methodology:
Not available
10.7. Quality documentation:The Law on Official Statistics and the Official Statistical System ("Official Gazette of Montenegro" No. 18/12 and 47/19) defines the commitment to quality, which ensures that producers of official statistics in Montenegro work and cooperate in accordance with international principles of quality of the statistical system. In accordance with the ESS Quality Declaration, Article 338 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, Regulations 759/2015 and 223/2009 and the European Statistics Code of Practice, the following documents are adopted: 1. Quality Strategy of the Statistical Office 2. Guide for the implementation of the Quality Strategy in the Statistical Office; 3. Implementation plan

                                                                                  11. Quality management                                                                 Top
11.1. Quality assurance:The Statistics Directorate has chosen to implement TQM (Total Quality Management) models that stimulate the development and improvement of the functioning: - institutions, - production of results of official statistics and - an individual. In the medium term, the Statistical Office opted for the implementation of the TQM model through the following goals: 1. Strong commitment to users and other stakeholders, 2. Quality statistical processes and products, 3. Professional orientation of employees, 4. Continuous improvements, 5. Reducing the burden on reporting units.
11.2. Quality assesment:The quality was monitored through all phases of production of data, from the responsible statisticians, in accordance with the specifics of the concrete research. Data collection and processing is the subject of this control. Within the organization of statistical surveys, certain aspects of quality are part of the preparedness of the staff involved and the production of statistics.

                                                                                        12. Relevance                                                                              Top
12.1. User needs:International users: - Eurostat - The World Bank - UN organizations - International Monetary Fund National users: - Ministries and other public administration bodies -Local Self-Governments and other local government bodies - Central Bank - NGO - the students -Researchers - the media
12.2. User satisfaction:The Statistical Office has adopted the Quality Management Strategy, the Guidebook to the Implementation of the Quality Management Strategy, as well as the Plan for the Implementation of the Quality Policy. In order to measure the degree to which fulfills obligations towards users and within the new quality policy, the Statistical Office conducted User satisfaction survey. The results of the survey are available on the Statistical Office website, link:
12.3. Completeness:14 tables are sent to Eurostat, data are submitted for the enrollment of pupils in elementary schools by gender, age, divisions and teachers by gender, and the number of classes in schools as well as graduate pupils in primary schools, as well as data for national needs.

                                                                                  13. Accuracy and reliability                                                              Top
13.1. Overall accuracy:Administrative source
13.2. Sampling error:Not relevant
13.3. Non-sampling error:Not relevant

                                                                              14. Timeliness and punctuality                                                          Top
14.1. Timeliness:The data are published in accordance with the Annual Plan of Statistical Surveys and the Statistical Release Calendar. The data shall be published on the date specified in the Statistical Release Calendar in the form of a regular annual release. Statistical Release Calendar is available on the link:
14.2. Punctuality:The data shall be published on the day foreseen by the Annual Plan and the Calendar of Publication of Statistical Data.

                                                                                      15. Coherence and Comparability                                                                          Top
15.1. Comparability -
Data are collected in accordance with the regulations and national requirements. Comparability is provided with all countries using the same methodology.
15.2. Comparability over time:A useful time series of data is available from 1963

15.3. Coherence - cross
15.4. Coherence - internal:Not relevant

                                                                                        17. Data revision                                                                          Top
17.1. Data revision - policy:The Statistical Office has adopted the audit policy and is available on the website
17.2. Data revision - practice:In this research, regular audits are applied, as the annual plan foresees the final publication of data. There were no unannounced audits.

                                                                                 18. Statistical processing                                                                 Top
18.1. Source data:Administrative source MInistry of education
18.2. Frequency of data
The annual frequency of data collection
18.3. Data collection:
18.6. Adjustment:Not relevant


                                                                                           19. Comment                                                                             Top