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Education > School enrollment, primary > % net: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, Staff Editor

More than 10 million children in the Arab world don’t attend school, according to a report on the status of women and children produced by Unicef and the Arab League. Although many Arab countries have established a basis for a child's right to education, they still fall short of the UN's goal of universal primary education, especially for girls.

The report said many of the Arab League's 22 member states enrolled only a small percentage of school age children between 1997 and 2000 at the primary level. The figures for secondary school enrolment showed barely 50 percent of eligible children signed up in the 2000-2001 academic year in some countries.

The report also noted that preschool education did not appear to be a priority even in richer states like Saudi Arabia and Oman, which along with Djibouti had intakes of only 6 percent. Figures in other countries hovered at around 16 percent.

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Japan 99.94% 2011
2 Canada 99.92% 2000
3 Iran 99.85% 2012
4 Marshall Islands 99.71% 2011
5 Netherlands 99.67% 2011
6 Spain 99.66% 2011
7 United Kingdom 99.66% 2011
8 Greece 99.55% 2010
9 Uruguay 99.53% 2010
10 Sweden 99.47% 2011
11 Norway 99.27% 2011
12 New Zealand 99.14% 2011
13 Portugal 99.13% 2010
14 Argentina 99.12% 2005
15 Aruba 98.93% 2010
16 Vanuatu 98.91% 2005
17 Tunisia 98.87% 2012
18 South Korea 98.87% 2011
19 Belgium 98.83% 2011
20 Ireland 98.8% 2011
21 Cyprus 98.72% 2011
22 Rwanda 98.71% 2012
23 Sao Tome and Principe 98.47% 2010
24 Iceland 98.46% 2011
25 Cambodia 98.38% 2012
26 Tajikistan 98.38% 2012
27 Montenegro 98.36% 2012
28 Georgia 98.35% 2012
29 France 98.3% 2011
30 Finland 98.17% 2011
31 Kiribati 98.07% 1993
32 Vietnam 98.06% 2012
33 Ukraine 97.93% 2012
34 Germany 97.85% 2011
35 Mauritius 97.8% 2012
36 European Union 97.64% 2011
37 Tanzania 97.59% 2008
38 Jordan 97.55% 2011
39 The Bahamas 97.51% 2010
40 Latvia 97.49% 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 97.47% 2011
41 Nepal 97.43% 2012
High income OECD countries average (profile) 97.36% 2010
42 Mongolia 97.33% 2012
43 Algeria 97.3% 2012
44 Italy 97.22% 2011
45 Cape Verde 97.16% 2012
46 Slovenia 97.15% 2011
47 Barbados 97.08% 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 97.06% 2010
48 Israel 97.05% 2010
49 Malaysia 97.03% 2005
50 Libya 96.98% 1978
51 Morocco 96.94% 2012
52 Malawi 96.9% 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 96.54% 2010
53 Bulgaria 96.54% 2011
54 Bahrain 96.47% 1999
55 Australia 96.4% 2011
56 Cuba 96.36% 2012
57 Oman 96.35% 2012
58 Fiji 96.35% 2011
59 Poland 96.3% 2011
60 Belize 96.24% 2012
European Union average (profile) 96.22% 2010
61 Turkey 96.22% 2011
62 Lithuania 96.2% 2011
63 Laos 95.88% 2012
64 Denmark 95.87% 2010
65 Thailand 95.61% 2009
66 Egypt 95.59% 2011
67 Mexico 95.58% 2011
68 Tonga 95.58% 2012
69 French Polynesia 95.53% 1996
70 Trinidad and Tobago 95.18% 2010
71 Ecuador 95.15% 2012
72 Benin 94.86% 2012
73 Estonia 94.84% 2010
74 Samoa 94.8% 2012
75 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 94.79% 2012
76 Maldives 94.48% 2009
77 Cayman Islands 94.37% 2000
78 Costa Rica 94.06% 2011
79 Sri Lanka 94.03% 2011
80 Honduras 94.01% 2012
81 Belarus 94% 2012
82 Burundi 93.95% 2010
83 Seychelles 93.83% 2011
84 Peru 93.73% 2011
85 Zambia 93.72% 2012
86 Indonesia 93.67% 2011
87 Switzerland 93.64% 2011
88 El Salvador 93.56% 2011
89 Hong Kong 93.54% 2012
90 Saudi Arabia 93.45% 2012
91 Russia 93.42% 2009
92 Austria 93.36% 1989
93 India 93.34% 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 93.33% 2007
94 Lebanon 93.25% 2012
95 Solomon Islands 93.19% 2012
96 Syria 93.1% 2010
97 Chile 93.06% 2011
98 Guatemala 92.84% 2011
99 Hungary 92.53% 2011
100 Qatar 92.39% 2005
101 Venezuela 92.28% 2012
Emerging markets average (profile) 92.26% 2009
102 Suriname 92.24% 2011
103 San Marino 92.2% 2010
104 Kuwait 92.11% 2007
105 Gabon 92.1% 1997
106 Luxembourg 92.07% 2011
107 Liechtenstein 91.97% 2011
108 United States 91.88% 2011
109 Nicaragua 91.82% 2010
110 Dominica 91.78% 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 91.78% 2009
111 Iraq 91.75% 2007
112 Brunei 91.66% 2012
113 Bangladesh 91.55% 2010
114 Cameroon 91.53% 2012
115 Serbia 91.37% 2012
116 Albania 91.25% 2003
117 Panama 91.23% 2012
118 United Arab Emirates 91.19% 2012
119 East Timor 91.12% 2011
120 Uganda 90.92% 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 90.91% 2003
121 Jamaica 90.81% 2004
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 90.73% 2010
122 Bhutan 90.59% 2012
123 Kyrgyzstan 90.51% 2012
124 Togo 90.44% 2008
125 Republic of the Congo 90.17% 2012
126 Uzbekistan 88.54% 2011
127 Croatia 88.43% 2011
128 Philippines 88.22% 2009
129 Dominican Republic 88.2% 2011
130 Republic of Macedonia 88.02% 2010
131 Moldova 87.93% 2012
132 Romania 87.9% 2011
133 Namibia 87.68% 2012
134 Antigua and Barbuda 87.15% 2011
135 Macau 87.07% 2008
136 Grenada 87.03% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 86.88% 2010
137 China 86.85% 1997
138 Azerbaijan 86.61% 2011
139 Yemen 86.27% 2012
140 Mozambique 86.24% 2012
141 Kazakhstan 85.96% 2012
142 Angola 85.67% 2011
143 Bermuda 85.35% 2011
144 South Africa 85% 2012
145 Swaziland 84.74% 2007
146 Armenia 84.12% 2007
147 Colombia 83.86% 2012
148 Botswana 83.82% 2009
149 Paraguay 83.49% 2010
150 Bolivia 83.43% 2011
151 Comoros 83.33% 2007
152 Zimbabwe 82.78% 2003
153 Ghana 81.79% 2012
154 Saint Lucia 81.77% 2012
155 Kenya 81.76% 2009
156 Lesotho 81.63% 2012
157 Malta 81.38% 2011
158 Saint Kitts and Nevis 81.02% 2012
159 Puerto Rico 80.4% 2011
160 Ethiopia 79.46% 2012
161 Turks and Caicos Islands 77.95% 2005
162 Madagascar 77.07% 2003
163 Guyana 76.21% 2011
164 Guinea 74.38% 2012
165 Senegal 73.35% 2012
166 Pakistan 72.46% 2012
167 Central African Republic 71.88% 2012
168 The Gambia 70.91% 2012
169 Guinea-Bissau 69.77% 2010
170 Brazil 69.76% 1970
171 Mauritania 69.56% 2012
172 Mali 68.73% 2012
173 Burkina Faso 66.36% 2012
174 Burma 64.71% 1978
175 Papua New Guinea 63.12% 1989
176 Chad 63.06% 2011
177 Niger 62.8% 2012
178 Cote d'Ivoire 61.86% 2009
179 Djibouti 61.22% 2012
180 Equatorial Guinea 60.99% 2012
181 Haiti 57.21% 1997
182 Nigeria 56.23% 2010
183 Sierra Leone 45.68% 1983
184 Liberia 40.62% 2011
185 Democratic Republic of the Congo 36.21% 1999
186 Eritrea 32.94% 2012
187 Afghanistan 27.96% 1993
188 Somalia 15% 1980

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > School enrollment, primary > % net. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Education/School-enrollment,-primary/%-net

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More than 10 million children in the Arab world don’t attend school, according to a report on the status of women and children produced by Unicef and the Arab League. Although many Arab countries have established a basis for a child's right to education, they still fall short of the UN's goal of universal primary education, especially for girls.

The report said many of the Arab League's 22 member states enrolled only a small percentage of school age children between 1997 and 2000 at the primary level. The figures for secondary school enrolment showed barely 50 percent of eligible children signed up in the 2000-2001 academic year in some countries.

The report also noted that preschool education did not appear to be a priority even in richer states like Saudi Arabia and Oman, which along with Djibouti had intakes of only 6 percent. Figures in other countries hovered at around 16 percent.

Posted on 12 Apr 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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