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

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham <br>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..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 JapanJapan 99.94% 2011
2 CanadaCanada 99.92% 2000
3 IranIran 99.85% 2012
4 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 99.71% 2011
5 NetherlandsNetherlands 99.67% 2011
6 SpainSpain 99.66% 2011
7 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 99.66% 2011
8 GreeceGreece 99.55% 2010
9 UruguayUruguay 99.53% 2010
10 SwedenSweden 99.47% 2011
11 NorwayNorway 99.27% 2011
12 New ZealandNew Zealand 99.14% 2011
13 PortugalPortugal 99.13% 2010
14 ArgentinaArgentina 99.12% 2005
15 ArubaAruba 98.93% 2010
16 VanuatuVanuatu 98.91% 2005
17 TunisiaTunisia 98.87% 2012
18 South KoreaSouth Korea 98.87% 2011
19 BelgiumBelgium 98.83% 2011
20 IrelandIreland 98.8% 2011
21 CyprusCyprus 98.72% 2011
22 RwandaRwanda 98.71% 2012
23 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 98.47% 2010
24 IcelandIceland 98.46% 2011
25 CambodiaCambodia 98.38% 2012
26 TajikistanTajikistan 98.38% 2012
27 MontenegroMontenegro 98.36% 2012
28 GeorgiaGeorgia 98.35% 2012
29 FranceFrance 98.3% 2011
30 FinlandFinland 98.17% 2011
31 KiribatiKiribati 98.07% 1993
32 VietnamVietnam 98.06% 2012
33 UkraineUkraine 97.93% 2012
34 GermanyGermany 97.85% 2011
35 MauritiusMauritius 97.8% 2012
36 European UnionEuropean Union 97.64% 2011
37 TanzaniaTanzania 97.59% 2008
38 JordanJordan 97.55% 2011
39 The BahamasThe Bahamas 97.51% 2010
40 LatviaLatvia 97.49% 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 97.47% 2011
41 NepalNepal 97.43% 2012
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 97.36% 2010
42 MongoliaMongolia 97.33% 2012
43 AlgeriaAlgeria 97.3% 2012
44 ItalyItaly 97.22% 2011
45 Cape VerdeCape Verde 97.16% 2012
46 SloveniaSlovenia 97.15% 2011
47 BarbadosBarbados 97.08% 2011
Eurozone averageEurozone average 97.06% 2010
48 IsraelIsrael 97.05% 2010
49 MalaysiaMalaysia 97.03% 2005
50 LibyaLibya 96.98% 1978
51 MoroccoMorocco 96.94% 2012
52 MalawiMalawi 96.9% 2009
NATO countries averageNATO average 96.54% 2010
53 BulgariaBulgaria 96.54% 2011
54 BahrainBahrain 96.47% 1999
55 AustraliaAustralia 96.4% 2011
56 CubaCuba 96.36% 2012
57 OmanOman 96.35% 2012
58 FijiFiji 96.35% 2011
59 PolandPoland 96.3% 2011
60 BelizeBelize 96.24% 2012
European Union averageEuropean Union average 96.22% 2010
61 TurkeyTurkey 96.22% 2011
62 LithuaniaLithuania 96.2% 2011
63 LaosLaos 95.88% 2012
64 DenmarkDenmark 95.87% 2010
65 ThailandThailand 95.61% 2009
66 EgyptEgypt 95.59% 2011
67 MexicoMexico 95.58% 2011
68 TongaTonga 95.58% 2012
69 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 95.53% 1996
70 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 95.18% 2010
71 EcuadorEcuador 95.15% 2012
72 BeninBenin 94.86% 2012
73 EstoniaEstonia 94.84% 2010
74 SamoaSamoa 94.8% 2012
75 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 94.79% 2012
76 MaldivesMaldives 94.48% 2009
77 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands 94.37% 2000
78 Costa RicaCosta Rica 94.06% 2011
79 Sri LankaSri Lanka 94.03% 2011
80 HondurasHonduras 94.01% 2012
81 BelarusBelarus 94% 2012
82 BurundiBurundi 93.95% 2010
83 SeychellesSeychelles 93.83% 2011
84 PeruPeru 93.73% 2011
85 ZambiaZambia 93.72% 2012
86 IndonesiaIndonesia 93.67% 2011
87 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 93.64% 2011
88 El SalvadorEl Salvador 93.56% 2011
89 Hong KongHong Kong 93.54% 2012
90 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 93.45% 2012
91 RussiaRussia 93.42% 2009
92 AustriaAustria 93.36% 1989
93 IndiaIndia 93.34% 2011
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 93.33% 2007
94 LebanonLebanon 93.25% 2012
95 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 93.19% 2012
96 SyriaSyria 93.1% 2010
97 ChileChile 93.06% 2011
98 GuatemalaGuatemala 92.84% 2011
99 HungaryHungary 92.53% 2011
100 QatarQatar 92.39% 2005
101 VenezuelaVenezuela 92.28% 2012
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 92.26% 2009
102 SurinameSuriname 92.24% 2011
103 San MarinoSan Marino 92.2% 2010
104 KuwaitKuwait 92.11% 2007
105 GabonGabon 92.1% 1997
106 LuxembourgLuxembourg 92.07% 2011
107 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein 91.97% 2011
108 United StatesUnited States 91.88% 2011
109 NicaraguaNicaragua 91.82% 2010
110 DominicaDominica 91.78% 2010
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 91.78% 2009
111 IraqIraq 91.75% 2007
112 BruneiBrunei 91.66% 2012
113 BangladeshBangladesh 91.55% 2010
114 CameroonCameroon 91.53% 2012
115 SerbiaSerbia 91.37% 2012
116 AlbaniaAlbania 91.25% 2003
117 PanamaPanama 91.23% 2012
118 United Arab EmiratesUAE 91.19% 2012
119 East TimorEast Timor 91.12% 2011
120 UgandaUganda 90.92% 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 90.91% 2003
121 JamaicaJamaica 90.81% 2004
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 90.73% 2010
122 BhutanBhutan 90.59% 2012
123 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 90.51% 2012
124 TogoTogo 90.44% 2008
125 Republic of the CongoCongo Rep. 90.17% 2012
126 UzbekistanUzbekistan 88.54% 2011
127 CroatiaCroatia 88.43% 2011
128 PhilippinesPhilippines 88.22% 2009
129 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 88.2% 2011
130 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. 88.02% 2010
131 MoldovaMoldova 87.93% 2012
132 RomaniaRomania 87.9% 2011
133 NamibiaNamibia 87.68% 2012
134 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 87.15% 2011
135 MacauMacau 87.07% 2008
136 GrenadaGrenada 87.03% 2009
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 86.88% 2010
137 ChinaChina 86.85% 1997
138 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 86.61% 2011
139 YemenYemen 86.27% 2012
140 MozambiqueMozambique 86.24% 2012
141 KazakhstanKazakhstan 85.96% 2012
142 AngolaAngola 85.67% 2011
143 BermudaBermuda 85.35% 2011
144 South AfricaSouth Africa 85% 2012
145 SwazilandSwaziland 84.74% 2007
146 ArmeniaArmenia 84.12% 2007
147 ColombiaColombia 83.86% 2012
148 BotswanaBotswana 83.82% 2009
149 ParaguayParaguay 83.49% 2010
150 BoliviaBolivia 83.43% 2011
151 ComorosComoros 83.33% 2007
152 ZimbabweZimbabwe 82.78% 2003
153 GhanaGhana 81.79% 2012
154 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 81.77% 2012
155 KenyaKenya 81.76% 2009
156 LesothoLesotho 81.63% 2012
157 MaltaMalta 81.38% 2011
158 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 81.02% 2012
159 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 80.4% 2011
160 EthiopiaEthiopia 79.46% 2012
161 Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ 77.95% 2005
162 MadagascarMadagascar 77.07% 2003
163 GuyanaGuyana 76.21% 2011
164 GuineaGuinea 74.38% 2012
165 SenegalSenegal 73.35% 2012
166 PakistanPakistan 72.46% 2012
167 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 71.88% 2012
168 The GambiaThe Gambia 70.91% 2012
169 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 69.77% 2010
170 BrazilBrazil 69.76% 1970
171 MauritaniaMauritania 69.56% 2012
172 MaliMali 68.73% 2012
173 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 66.36% 2012
174 BurmaBurma 64.71% 1978
175 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 63.12% 1989
176 ChadChad 63.06% 2011
177 NigerNiger 62.8% 2012
178 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 61.86% 2009
179 DjiboutiDjibouti 61.22% 2012
180 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 60.99% 2012
181 HaitiHaiti 57.21% 1997
182 NigeriaNigeria 56.23% 2010
183 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 45.68% 1983
184 LiberiaLiberia 40.62% 2011
185 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 36.21% 1999
186 EritreaEritrea 32.94% 2012
187 AfghanistanAfghanistan 27.96% 1993
188 SomaliaSomalia 15% 1980

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"All countries compared for School enrollment, primary (% net)", 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 <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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