Malaysia: Preprimary school enrollment

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 Malaysia

Preprimary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 87.5
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1974 - 2021
 Average 59.05
 Min - Max 8.26 - 99.97
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1974 to 2021. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 59.05 percent with a minimum of 8.26 percent in 1974 and a maximum of 99.97 percent in 2017. The latest value from 2021 is 87.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 66 countries is 52.40 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
Malaysia - Preprimary school enrollment - recent values

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Malaysia - Preprimary school enrollment - historical chart - 1974-2021




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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