Lesotho: Primary school completion rate

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 Lesotho

Primary school completion rate

 Latest value 81.15
 Year 2016
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2016
 Average 59.31
 Min - Max 31.81 - 83.86
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1971 to 2016. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 59.31 percent with a minimum of 31.81 percent in 1971 and a maximum of 83.86 percent in 2006. The latest value from 2016 is 81.15 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 132 countries is 91.62 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Lesotho - Primary school completion rate - Recent values chart

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Lesotho - Primary school completion rate - historical chart - 1971-2016




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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