Afghanistan: Primary school enrollment

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 Afghanistan

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 110.01
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2019
 Average 62.81
 Min - Max 21.81 - 110.01
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1970 to 2019. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 62.81 percent with a minimum of 21.81 percent in 1982 and a maximum of 110.01 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2019 is 110.01 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 155 countries is 101.01 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 enrollment - recent values

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1970-2019




The primary school enrollment can exceed 100% due to the inclusion of over-aged and under-aged students because of early or late school entrance and grade repetition.
Definition: 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.


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 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 41.59 2021 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 71.24 2021 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 55.93 2021 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 48.79 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 86.18 2019 percent
 School starting age, primary school 7 2022 years
 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
 Preprimary school enrollment 1.06 2011 percent
 Primary school enrollment 110.01 2019 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 57.04 2018 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 10.86 2020 percent
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