Afghanistan: Primary school completion rate

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 Afghanistan

Primary school completion rate

 Latest value 86.18
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1974 - 2019
 Average 45.27
 Min - Max 17.99 - 88.74
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1974 to 2019. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 45.27 percent with a minimum of 17.99 percent in 1974 and a maximum of 88.74 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2019 is 86.18 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 129 countries is 91.07 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Primary school completion rate - recent values

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Afghanistan - Primary school completion rate - historical chart - 1974-2019




The percent of all children enrolled in primary school who enter the last grade of primary school; can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
Definition: Primary completion rate, or gross intake ratio to the last grade of primary education, is the number of new entrants (enrollments minus repeaters) in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, divided by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of primary education. Data limitations preclude adjusting for students who drop out during the final year of primary education.


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 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.67 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.57 2018 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.38 2020 percent
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 Secondary school enrollment 57.04 2018 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 10.86 2020 percent
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