Burkina Faso: Primary school completion rate

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 Burkina Faso

Primary school completion rate

 Latest value 58.38
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2022
 Average 29.44
 Min - Max 6.87 - 63.84
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Burkina Faso from 1971 to 2022. The average value for Burkina Faso during that period was 29.44 percent with a minimum of 6.87 percent in 1974 and a maximum of 63.84 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2022 is 58.38 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 65 countries is 90.67 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Burkina Faso - Primary school completion rate - Recent values chart

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Burkina Faso - Primary school completion rate - historical chart - 1971-2022




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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 Education spending, percent of government spending 21.96 2022 percent
 Literacy rate 34.49 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 51.68 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 55.56 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 53.64 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 39.72 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 58.38 2022 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.02 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.11 2021 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.62 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 6.50 2021 percent
 Primary school enrollment 82.36 2022 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 33.72 2022 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 9.73 2022 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 88.40 2022 percent
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