Malaysia: Primary school completion rate

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 Malaysia

Primary school completion rate

 Latest value 95.11
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1974 - 2022
 Average 98.04
 Min - Max 87.95 - 106.09
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1974 to 2022. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 98.04 percent with a minimum of 87.95 percent in 1974 and a maximum of 106.09 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2022 is 95.11 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 65 countries is 90.67 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Malaysia - Primary school completion rate - Recent values chart

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Malaysia - Primary school completion rate - historical chart - 1974-2022




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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