×
Egypt

Egypt Education Stats

Background:

Egypt boasts a literacy rate amongst young people of 84.93%, but that falls behind 11 other African Nations, the leader of that group being Equatorial Guinea (94.96%). However, it still marks are major improvement from 1990 figures when only 61.32% of the 15-24 age group were considered literate. And, with the 2nd highest primary school completion rate in the continent, 98%, that level should change. In Africa, only Tunisia and South Africa currently have higher, with 99% completion.

Definitions

  • Average IQ: Average IQ of different countries according to the controversial book "IQ and the Wealth of Nations".
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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 > Pupils: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Progression to secondary school: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • 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).
  • School life expectancy > Female: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • School life expectancy > Male: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Average IQ 83 2002 37th out of 51
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level > Women 94% 2005 64th out of 132
Library books 1 million 1998 7th out of 7
Library employees 558 1998 3rd out of 6
Library members 456,000 1998 3rd out of 5
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write 2005
Literacy > Female 59.4% 2005 8th out of 10
Literacy > Male 83% 2005 7th out of 10
Literacy > Total population 71.4% 2005 9th out of 11
Primary education > Pupils 7.93 million 2004 11th out of 167
Progression to secondary school 86.08% 2003 69th out of 109
Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 21.86 2004 77th out of 147
School life expectancy > Female 9.3 years 2002 70th out of 96
School life expectancy > Male 11.2 years 2002 59th out of 97
School life expectancy > Total 10.3 years 2002 72nd out of 110

SOURCES: Lynn, R. and Vanhanen, T. (2002). IQ and the Wealth of Nations. Westport, CT: Praeger. ISBN 0-275-97510-X; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"Egypt Education Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Egypt/Education

NationMaster

Contribute an insight

captcha

Was this page useful for you?