Benin: Primary school enrollment

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 Benin

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 113.05
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2022
 Average 79.68
 Min - Max 32.44 - 127.12
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Benin from 1971 to 2022. The average value for Benin during that period was 79.68 percent with a minimum of 32.44 percent in 1971 and a maximum of 127.12 percent in 2015. The latest value from 2022 is 113.05 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 74 countries is 101.44 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
Benin - Primary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Benin - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1971-2022




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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 Education spending, percent of GDP 3.21 2022 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 17.19 2022 percent
 Literacy rate 47.10 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 59.10 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 73.60 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 66.40 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 39.20 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 64.57 2022 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.93 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.83 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.52 2020 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 23.13 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 113.05 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 45.37 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 10.80 2020 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 75.08 2021 percent
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