Burkina Faso: Primary school enrollment

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 Burkina Faso

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 82.36
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2022
 Average 46.54
 Min - Max 12.48 - 91.72
 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 46.54 percent with a minimum of 12.48 percent in 1971 and a maximum of 91.72 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2022 is 82.36 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
Burkina Faso - Primary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Burkina Faso - 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 5.28 2022 percent
 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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