Liberia: Primary school enrollment

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 Liberia

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 72.92
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2020
 Average 68.83
 Min - Max 36.22 - 113.00
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Liberia from 1970 to 2020. The average value for Liberia during that period was 68.83 percent with a minimum of 36.22 percent in 1970 and a maximum of 113 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2020 is 72.92 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 148 countries is 100.59 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
Liberia - Primary school enrollment - Recent values chart

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Liberia - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1970-2020




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 48.30 2017 percent
 Female literacy rate, ages 15-24 71.85 2019 percent
 Male literacy rate, ages 15-24 86.23 2019 percent
 Youth literacy rate, ages 15-24 77.46 2019 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 22.32 2017 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 57.24 2017 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.00 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 0.98 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 0.61 2012 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 128.48 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 72.92 2020 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 37.81 2020 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 11.26 2012 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 66.54 2020 percent
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