Lesotho: Primary school enrollment

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 Lesotho

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 109.97
 Year 2017
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2017
 Average 106.12
 Min - Max 84.34 - 127.24
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1970 to 2017. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 106.12 percent with a minimum of 84.34 percent in 1971 and a maximum of 127.24 percent in 2006. The latest value from 2017 is 109.97 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 160 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
Lesotho - Primary school enrollment - recent values

Historical chart
Lesotho - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1970-2017




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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 Literacy rate 82.01 2022 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 95.59 2022 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 83.81 2022 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 89.73 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 32.95 2017 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 81.15 2016 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.95 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.24 2019 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.34 2018 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 33.05 2019 percent
 Primary school enrollment 109.97 2017 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 59.82 2017 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 9.72 2018 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 86.53 2016 percent
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