Eritrea: Primary school enrollment

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 Eritrea

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 72.04
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1989 - 2019
 Average 75.81
 Min - Max 30.82 - 101.61
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Eritrea from 1989 to 2019. The average value for Eritrea during that period was 75.81 percent with a minimum of 30.82 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 101.61 percent in 2003. The latest value from 2019 is 72.04 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
Eritrea - Primary school enrollment - recent values

Historical chart
Eritrea - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1989-2019




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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 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 93.27 2018 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 38.74 2018 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 59.46 2019 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.86 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.92 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.70 2016 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 23.85 2019 percent
 Primary school enrollment 72.04 2019 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 42.79 2019 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 3.01 2016 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 84.46 2018 percent
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