Lesotho: Preprimary school enrollment

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Preprimary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 33.05
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1998 - 2019
 Average 32.22
 Min - Max 18.91 - 43.09
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1998 to 2019. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 32.22 percent with a minimum of 18.91 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 43.09 percent in 2012. The latest value from 2019 is 33.05 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 141 countries is 69.98 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Lesotho - Preprimary school enrollment - recent values

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Lesotho - Preprimary school enrollment - historical chart - 1998-2019

Preprimary 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. Preprimary education refers to programs at the initial stage of organized instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment and to provide a bridge between home and school.

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