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  • Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • College and university > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • High school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • High school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for secondary level enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Children out of school, primary, male: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • Secondary education, teachers per 1000: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Spending > Proportion: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment. Expressed as a proportion of GNI."
  • High school > Private school share: Percentage of secondary students who attend a private school.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Primary education, pupils: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • Preschool enrollment rate: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Women: Population with at least high school education > Women.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Primary education, pupils per 1000: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, pupils per 1000: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, teachers: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for primary education.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion: The number of students from a given country studying abroad in a given year, expressed as a percentage of total tertiary enrollment in that country. Ratios greater than 100 % are possible, because those currently studying abroad do not count towards total enrollment.
  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • Scientific and technical journal articles: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences.
  • High school > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for all levels of secondary education.
  • Female enrolment share > Secondary level: Girls' enrolment share, secondary level is the number of girls enrolled in secondary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in secondary school.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Secondary education > General pupils: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training.
  • School enrolment rate > 1st grade: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age."
  • High school > Upper secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin upper secondary (high school) education.
  • Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000: Secondary education, vocational pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. Technical/vocational programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in technical/vocational programmes at public and private secondary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary education, general pupils: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index in primary, or elementary, school. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled. 
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Teacher student ratio > High school: Secondary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Teacher student ratio > Elementary school: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share: Percentage of primary students who attend a private school.
  • High school > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to secondary education.
  • Duration of education > Secondary level: Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (or years) in general secondary education.
  • High school > Lower secondary starting age: Average age at which students begin lower secondary (middle school) education.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Duration of education > Primary level: Duration of primary education is the number of grades (or years) in primary education.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years) is the number of grades (years) in secondary school."
  • Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • High school > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • Secondary education > Teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Elementary school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • High school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age is the age at which students would enter secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's elementary, or primary, teachers that are female.
  • Enrolment ratio > Secondary level: Net enrolment ratio, secondary level, is the ratio of the number of children of official secondary school age enrolled in school to the number of children of official secondary school age in the population.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary education > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education, teachers, female: Secondary education, teachers, female. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Female is the total number of female teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for upper secondary (high school) education.
  • Secondary education > General pupils per 1000: Secondary general pupils are the number of secondary students enrolled in general education programs, including teacher training. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary level is the average number of pupils per teacher in primary education. Cross-country comparisons may be affected by such factors as the composition of teachers by part- and full-time employment.
  • Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education: Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.
  • Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women per million people: Number of female teaching staff in post-secondary non-tertiary education. Post-secondary non-tertiary education serves to broaden the knowledge of participants, who have already gained an upper secondary qualification. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Elementary school repeaters > All: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant LCU). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Secondary education > Teachers per 1000: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Secondary school starting age > Years: Secondary school starting age (years). Entrance age of 2A lower secondary is the age at which students would enter lower secondary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Primary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to primary education.
  • Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Ratio of female to male primary enrollment: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Teachers per 1000: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's high school, or secondary, teachers that are female.
  • Female enrolment share > Primary level: Girls' enrolment share, primary level is the number of girls enrolled in primary school, expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils in primary school.
  • Elementary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade."
  • Elementary school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • Primary education > Duration > Years: Primary duration refers to the number of years of full-time equivalent duration in primary education in the school system according to ISCED.
  • Inputs > Secondary education > Teachers > Female: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Elementary school teachers: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • High school teachers: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Scouting > Members per thousand people: Membership (from 2012). Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Participation > Secondary education > Pupils: Secondary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • Primary education > Pupils > Per capita: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Primary education > Pupils per 1000: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, male > % of relevant age group: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, male (% of relevant age group). Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • School enrollment, primary, male > % gross: School enrollment, primary, male (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Primary. Male is the total male enrollment in primary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the male population of official primary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organization, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise.
  • School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary: Private enrollment refers to pupils or students enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body such as a nongovernmental organization, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise.
  • Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries: Percentage of public funding for primary education that goes to school staff salaries.
  • High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public funding for secondary education that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries: Percentage of public education funding for all levels that goes to teachers' salaries.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of relevant age group: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education: Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary and secondary levels in public and private schools.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (current US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.
  • School enrollment > Preprimary > Female > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment.
  • Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Total > % of relevant age group: Gross intake rate in grade 1 is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.
  • School enrollment > Preprimary > Male > % gross: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Preprimary education refers to the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000: Secondary education, teachers, female. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Female is the total number of female teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Scouting > Members: Members of boy or girl scout groups which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
  • Primary education > Pupils > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • High school teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.
  • Tertiary education, teachers > % female: Tertiary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Tertiary is the number of female teachers at the tertiary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the tertiary level in a given school year. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross: School enrollment, tertiary, male (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Tertiary (ISCED 5 and 6). Male is the total male enrollment in tertiary education (ISCED 5 and 6), regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the total male population of the five-year age group following on from secondary school leaving.
  • Secondary education, teachers > % female: Secondary education, teachers (% female). Percentage female teachers. Secondary is the number of female teachers at the secondary level expressed as a percentage of the total number of teachers (male and female) at the secondary level in a given school year. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Elementary school repeaters > Female: Repeaters in primary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in primary school."
  • School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary: School enrollment, secondary, private (% of total secondary). Percentage of private enrolment. Secondary is the enrolment in private secondary schools expressed as a percentage of total enrolment (public and private) in secondary schools. 'Private' refers to all educational institutions not operated by a public authority, regardless of whether they receive financial support from public authorities. A high percentage indicates strong involvement of the non-governmental sector (including religious bodies, other organizations, associations, communities, private enterprises or persons) in providing organized educational programmes.
  • Elementary school teachers > % female: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.
  • School enrollment, secondary > % gross: School enrollment, secondary (% gross). Gross enrolment ratio. Secondary. All programmes. Total is the total enrollment in secondary education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of official secondary education age. GER can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
  • School enrollment, primary > % net: School enrollment, primary (% net). Net enrolment rate. Primary. Total is the ratio of children of the official primary school age who are enrolled in primary school to the total population of the official primary school age.
STAT Sierra Leone United States HISTORY
Average years of schooling of adults 2.4
Ranked 92nd.
12
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Sierra Leone
Children out of school, primary 352,310
Ranked 16th.
1.76 million
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than Sierra Leone

Children out of school, primary per 1000 103.37
Ranked 2nd. 18 times more than United States
5.64
Ranked 47th.

Children out of school, primary, female 206,411
Ranked 15th.
780,465
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Sierra Leone

College and university > Gender parity index 0.387
Ranked 122nd.
1.41
Ranked 33th. 4 times more than Sierra Leone

College and university > Share of total education spending 23.22%
Ranked 6th.
25.65%
Ranked 26th. 10% more than Sierra Leone

Compulsary education duration 6
Ranked 103th.
12
Ranked 14th. Twice as much as Sierra Leone

Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 2.88%
Ranked 16th.
5.62%
Ranked 39th. 95% more than Sierra Leone

Literacy > Female 24.4%
Ranked 19th.
99%
Ranked 17th. 4 times more than Sierra Leone

Literacy > Total population 35.1%
Ranked 19th.
99%
Ranked 20th. 3 times more than Sierra Leone

Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 108th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 53th.

Primary education, teachers per 1000 6.35
Ranked 16th. 16% more than United States
5.49
Ranked 49th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 32.99
Ranked 28th. 2 times more than United States
14.29
Ranked 98th.

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 26.64
Ranked 13th. 84% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 56th.

Secondary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 137th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 102nd.

College and university > Gender ratio 38.14
Ranked 112th.
140.06
Ranked 29th. 4 times more than Sierra Leone

Tertiary enrollment 2.2%
Ranked 87th.
72.6%
Ranked 1st. 33 times more than Sierra Leone
Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 1.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 64th.
5.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 65th. 5 times more than Sierra Leone

Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.81
Ranked 140th.
0.99
Ranked 49th. 22% more than Sierra Leone

Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 94th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 47th.

College and university > Private school share 0.0
Ranked 75th.
27.95%
Ranked 46th.

High school > Gender ratio 66.29
Ranked 134th.
99.5
Ranked 59th. 50% more than Sierra Leone

High school > Gender parity index 0.682
Ranked 137th.
1.01
Ranked 68th. 48% more than Sierra Leone

Compulsary education starting age 6
Ranked 66th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 66th.

Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 60.56
Ranked 2nd. 24 times more than United States
2.5
Ranked 48th.

High school > Upper secondary school duration 3
Ranked 112th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 73th.

Literacy > Male 46.9%
Ranked 19th.
99%
Ranked 28th. 2 times more than Sierra Leone

Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 6.2
Ranked 41st. 133 times more than United States
0.0465
Ranked 96th.

Secondary education, pupils 155,567
Ranked 106th.
24.21 million
Ranked 4th. 156 times more than Sierra Leone

Children out of school, primary, male 145,899
Ranked 16th.
976,866
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Sierra Leone

Child care (preschool) > Starting age 3
Ranked 167th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 103th.

High school > Lower secondary school duration 3
Ranked 154th. The same as United States
3
Ranked 105th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad 842.5
Ranked 176th.
56,943.33
Ranked 6th. 68 times more than Sierra Leone

Spending > USD 74.68 million
Ranked 130th.
684.04 billion
Ranked 1st. 9160 times more than Sierra Leone

Secondary education, teachers per 1000 1.36
Ranked 109th.
5.36
Ranked 56th. 4 times more than Sierra Leone

Spending > Proportion 3.9
Ranked 88th.
4.79
Ranked 54th. 23% more than Sierra Leone

High school > Private school share 1.86%
Ranked 85th.
8.27%
Ranked 86th. 4 times more than Sierra Leone

Primary education, teachers 37,957
Ranked 33th.
1.71 million
Ranked 5th. 45 times more than Sierra Leone

Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write English, Mende, Temne, or Arabic age 15 and over can read and write
Primary education, pupils 1.25 million
Ranked 36th.
24.43 million
Ranked 5th. 20 times more than Sierra Leone

Elementary (primary school) > Duration 6
Ranked 113th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 59th.

Scouting > Genders admitted both both for Venturing, boys only for non-Venturing
Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 21.14
Ranked 17th. 41% more than United States
14.96
Ranked 64th.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 9,041
Ranked 108th.
16.61 million
Ranked 1st. 1837 times more than Sierra Leone

Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 66.85
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United States
14.21
Ranked 120th.

Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 6
Ranked 138th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Preschool enrollment rate 157.74
Ranked 1st. 60% more than United States
98.77
Ranked 94th.

Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 42.81
Ranked 4th. 14 times more than United States
3.14
Ranked 43th.

Elementary school > Enrolled students 1.32 million
Ranked 64th.
24.68 million
Ranked 3rd. 19 times more than Sierra Leone

High school > Population with at least high school education > Women 9.5%
Ranked 144th.
94.7%
Ranked 14th. 10 times more than Sierra Leone

Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.144
Ranked 188th.
0.183
Ranked 178th. 27% more than Sierra Leone

Primary education, pupils per 1000 209.47
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than United States
78.41
Ranked 97th.

Secondary education, pupils per 1000 36.21
Ranked 136th.
77.71
Ranked 76th. 2 times more than Sierra Leone

Secondary education, teachers 5,840
Ranked 81st.
1.67 million
Ranked 4th. 286 times more than Sierra Leone

Elementary (primary) school > Students per teacher 32.99
Ranked 26th. 2 times more than United States
14.29
Ranked 100th.

Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 9.36%
Ranked 45th. 35 times more than United States
0.271%
Ranked 124th.

College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 15%
Ranked 4th.
47%
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Sierra Leone
Scientific and technical journal articles 3
Ranked 151st.
211,233
Ranked 1st. 70411 times more than Sierra Leone

High school > Students per teacher 26.64
Ranked 14th. 84% more than United States
14.49
Ranked 57th.

Female enrolment share > Secondary level 45.3%
Ranked 103th.
49%
Ranked 73th. 8% more than Sierra Leone
Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 0.74
Ranked 126th.
1.02
Ranked 54th. 38% more than Sierra Leone

Girls to boys ratio > Tertiary level enrolment 0.4
Ranked 120th.
1.4
Ranked 22nd. 4 times more than Sierra Leone

Secondary education, vocational pupils 21,454
Ranked 71st.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 20.4%
Ranked 140th.
94.3%
Ranked 22nd. 5 times more than Sierra Leone

Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $130.66
Ranked 116th.
$33,005.49
Ranked 3rd. 253 times more than Sierra Leone

Secondary education > General pupils 191,042
Ranked 63th.
24.19 million
Ranked 3rd. 127 times more than Sierra Leone

School enrolment rate > 1st grade 191.68
Ranked 2nd. 81% more than United States
105.99
Ranked 46th.

High school > Upper secondary starting age 15
Ranked 142nd. The same as United States
15
Ranked 90th.

Secondary education, vocational pupils per 1000 4.99
Ranked 79th.
0.0
Ranked 96th.

Secondary education, general pupils 400,800
Ranked 44th.
24.21 million
Ranked 3rd. 60 times more than Sierra Leone

Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 0.928
Ranked 92nd.
0.991
Ranked 69th. 7% more than Sierra Leone

Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 3.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 66th.
5.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th. 68% more than Sierra Leone

Education enrolment by level > Primary level 554,308
Ranked 92nd.
24.85 million
Ranked 4th. 45 times more than Sierra Leone

Teacher student ratio > High school 23.9
Ranked 25th. 66% more than United States
14.38
Ranked 51st.

Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 43.73
Ranked 20th. 3 times more than United States
13.69
Ranked 102nd.

Elementary (primary) school) > Private school share 4.9%
Ranked 55th.
8.72%
Ranked 80th. 78% more than Sierra Leone

High school > Share of total education spending 24.07%
Ranked 14th.
35.42%
Ranked 52nd. 47% more than Sierra Leone

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 3.9%
Ranked 30th.
5.9%
Ranked 23th. 51% more than Sierra Leone

Duration of education > Secondary level 6
Ranked 117th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 81st.
High school > Lower secondary starting age 12
Ranked 108th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 61st.

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 2.1
Ranked 120th.
57.75
Ranked 4th. 27 times more than Sierra Leone

Duration of education > Primary level 6
Ranked 101st. The same as United States
6
Ranked 51st.
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 155,567
Ranked 109th.
23.85 million
Ranked 4th. 153 times more than Sierra Leone

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level > Per capita 1.93 per 1,000 people
Ranked 119th.
57.61 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 30 times more than Sierra Leone

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 43%
Ranked 124th.
94%
Ranked 71st. 2 times more than Sierra Leone

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Tertiary level 28.78%
Ranked 115th.
56.64%
Ranked 34th. 97% more than Sierra Leone

Outcomes > Secondary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 122nd. The same as United States
6
Ranked 86th.

Spending on education > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 75.21%
Ranked 21st.
77.19%
Ranked 38th. 3% more than Sierra Leone

High school > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 95.98%
Ranked 10th. 18% more than United States
81.55%
Ranked 40th.

Secondary education > Teachers 6,651
Ranked 46th.
1.62 million
Ranked 3rd. 243 times more than Sierra Leone

Outcomes > Primary education > Duration > Years 6
Ranked 100th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 49th.

Elementary school > Gender ratio 88.2
Ranked 138th.
100.68
Ranked 17th. 14% more than Sierra Leone

High school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 99th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 55th.

Secondary education > General pupils > Per capita 34.58 per 1,000 people
Ranked 90th.
82.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 51st. 2 times more than Sierra Leone

Elementary (primary school) > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 25%
Ranked 94th.
87%
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Sierra Leone
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 26.5%
Ranked 80th.
88.1%
Ranked 17th. 3 times more than Sierra Leone
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ $766.36 million
Ranked 102nd.
$10.28 trillion
Ranked 1st. 13419 times more than Sierra Leone

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Primary level 41.56%
Ranked 168th.
48.86%
Ranked 40th. 18% more than Sierra Leone

Education enrolment by level > Primary level per 1000 133.9
Ranked 64th. 55% more than United States
86.39
Ranked 118th.

Primary education > Pupils 1.29 million
Ranked 37th.
24.56 million
Ranked 4th. 19 times more than Sierra Leone

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 7 years
Ranked 7th.
16 years
Ranked 15th. 2 times more than Sierra Leone
Secondary education, teachers, female 1,598
Ranked 82nd.
1.02 million
Ranked 4th. 639 times more than Sierra Leone

Elementary (primary) school > Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 88.78%
Ranked 3rd. 62% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 41st.

High school > Upper Secondary > Students per teacher 33.8
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
14.46
Ranked 37th.

Secondary education > General pupils per 1000 37.31
Ranked 88th.
82.6
Ranked 48th. 2 times more than Sierra Leone

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level per 1000 37.58
Ranked 134th.
82.94
Ranked 90th. 2 times more than Sierra Leone

Pupils-teacher ratio > Primary level 43.7
Ranked 24th. 3 times more than United States
15.4
Ranked 115th.
Participation > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 83.98%
Ranked 128th.
100.09%
Ranked 51st. 19% more than Sierra Leone

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 8 years
Ranked 7th.
15 years
Ranked 24th. 88% more than Sierra Leone
Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary > Teachers > Women per million people 247.69
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than United States
80.23
Ranked 14th.

Inequality adjusted index 0.171
Ranked 129th.
0.941
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Sierra Leone
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level > Per capita 34.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 132nd.
82.72 per 1,000 people
Ranked 88th. 2 times more than Sierra Leone

Elementary school repeaters > All 9.94
Ranked 32nd.
0.0
Ranked 116th.

Services, etc., value added > Constant LCU per capita 429,340.52
Ranked 14th. 12 times more than United States
36,028.94
Ranked 52nd.

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ $990.56 million
Ranked 114th.
$11.51 trillion
Ranked 1st. 11622 times more than Sierra Leone

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 74.45
Ranked 81st.
101.63
Ranked 58th. 37% more than Sierra Leone

Secondary education > Teachers per 1000 1.3
Ranked 63th.
5.52
Ranked 66th. 4 times more than Sierra Leone

Secondary school starting age > Years 12
Ranked 106th. The same as United States
12
Ranked 59th.

Primary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 138th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 77th.

Elementary (primary) school) > Share of total education spending 52.56%
Ranked 6th. 62% more than United States
32.42%
Ranked 47th.

Education enrolment by level > Primary level > Per capita 0.123 per capita
Ranked 78th. 43% more than United States
0.086 per capita
Ranked 119th.

Education enrolment by level > Percentage girls > Secondary level 41.6%
Ranked 137th.
48.72%
Ranked 92nd. 17% more than Sierra Leone

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 81.29
Ranked 96th.
97.22
Ranked 93th. 20% more than Sierra Leone

Primary education > Teachers per 1000 3.77
Ranked 59th.
5.9
Ranked 45th. 56% more than Sierra Leone

High School > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 27%
Ranked 3rd.
61%
Ranked 19th. 2 times more than Sierra Leone
Female enrolment share > Primary level 43.3%
Ranked 136th.
48.7%
Ranked 42nd. 12% more than Sierra Leone
Elementary school starting age > Years 6
Ranked 124th. The same as United States
6
Ranked 73th.

Elementary school repeaters > Male 9.73
Ranked 36th.
0.0
Ranked 113th.

Primary education > Duration > Years 6 years
Ranked 106th. The same as United States
6 years
Ranked 54th.

Inputs > Secondary education > Teachers > Female 1,608
Ranked 90th.
1.04 million
Ranked 1st. 645 times more than Sierra Leone

Elementary school teachers 30,239
Ranked 70th.
1.8 million
Ranked 2nd. 60 times more than Sierra Leone

High school teachers 10,024
Ranked 84th.
1.72 million
Ranked 2nd. 171 times more than Sierra Leone

Scouting > Members per thousand people 1.94
Ranked 65th.
9.52
Ranked 14th. 5 times more than Sierra Leone
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 37%
Ranked 122nd.
94%
Ranked 66th. 3 times more than Sierra Leone

Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Men 50%
Ranked 119th.
93%
Ranked 66th. 86% more than Sierra Leone

Participation > Secondary education > Pupils 155,567
Ranked 103th.
24.43 million
Ranked 3rd. 157 times more than Sierra Leone

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 40.09
Ranked 115th.
139.19
Ranked 29th. 3 times more than Sierra Leone

Primary education > Pupils > Per capita 0.234 per capita
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than United States
0.084 per capita
Ranked 115th.

Primary education > Pupils per 1000 252.22
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
83.88
Ranked 115th.

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, male > % of relevant age group 161.98%
Ranked 3rd. 58% more than United States
102.8%
Ranked 73th.

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 132.23%
Ranked 8th. 34% more than United States
98.6%
Ranked 116th.

School enrollment > Secondary > Private > % of total secondary 1.86%
Ranked 89th.
8.81%
Ranked 67th. 5 times more than Sierra Leone

School enrollment > Primary > Private > % of total primary 1.69%
Ranked 106th.
10.29%
Ranked 59th. 6 times more than Sierra Leone

Elementary (primary) school) > Proportion spent on all staff salaries 91.25%
Ranked 13th. 12% more than United States
81.55%
Ranked 48th.

High school> Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 94.31%
Ranked 2nd. 72% more than United States
54.76%
Ranked 39th.

Proportion of education spending on teachers' salaries 70.3%
Ranked 3rd. 47% more than United States
47.8%
Ranked 32nd.

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Female > % of relevant age group 80.07%
Ranked 122nd.
99.02%
Ranked 86th. 24% more than Sierra Leone

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education 70.85%
Ranked 142nd.
108.83%
Ranked 20th. 54% more than Sierra Leone

Services, etc., value added > Current US$ per capita $168.88
Ranked 128th.
$36,945.60
Ranked 5th. 219 times more than Sierra Leone

School enrollment > Primary > Male > % gross 171.13% gross
Ranked 1st. 71% more than United States
100.34% gross
Ranked 110th.

School enrollment > Preprimary > Female > % gross 3.99% gross
Ranked 79th.
60.55% gross
Ranked 61st. 15 times more than Sierra Leone

Gross intake rate in grade 1 > Total > % of relevant age group 81.16%
Ranked 129th.
99.44%
Ranked 92nd. 23% more than Sierra Leone

School enrollment > Preprimary > Male > % gross 4.4% gross
Ranked 79th.
63.25% gross
Ranked 58th. 14 times more than Sierra Leone

Secondary education > Teachers > % female 26.87% female
Ranked 53th.
62.59% female
Ranked 37th. 2 times more than Sierra Leone

Secondary education, teachers, female per 1000 0.372
Ranked 99th.
3.28
Ranked 51st. 9 times more than Sierra Leone

Scouting > Members 11,587
Ranked 68th.
2.99 million
Ranked 3rd. 258 times more than Sierra Leone
Primary education > Pupils > % female 45.02% female
Ranked 93th.
48.08% female
Ranked 104th. 7% more than Sierra Leone

High school teachers > % female 16.04%
Ranked 100th.
60.36%
Ranked 38th. 4 times more than Sierra Leone

Elementary school > Enrolled students > % female 47.53%
Ranked 127th.
48.92%
Ranked 37th. 3% more than Sierra Leone

Tertiary education, teachers > % female 14.61%
Ranked 86th.
47.68%
Ranked 22nd. 3 times more than Sierra Leone

School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 2.91%
Ranked 113th.
80.1%
Ranked 3rd. 28 times more than Sierra Leone

Secondary education, teachers > % female 27.36%
Ranked 98th.
61.15%
Ranked 36th. 2 times more than Sierra Leone

Elementary school repeaters > Female 10.18
Ranked 30th.
0.0
Ranked 112th.

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 1.86%
Ranked 84th.
8.27%
Ranked 85th. 4 times more than Sierra Leone

Elementary school teachers > % female 25.68%
Ranked 129th.
85.64%
Ranked 32nd. 3 times more than Sierra Leone

School enrollment, secondary > % gross 26.44%
Ranked 128th.
93.55%
Ranked 60th. 4 times more than Sierra Leone

School enrollment, primary > % net 45.68%
Ranked 68th.
91.88%
Ranked 70th. 2 times more than Sierra Leone

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