Malaysia: Primary school enrollment

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 Malaysia

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 97.76
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2022
 Average 99.91
 Min - Max 91.99 - 102.76
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1970 to 2022. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 99.91 percent with a minimum of 91.99 percent in 1970 and a maximum of 102.76 percent in 1996. The latest value from 2022 is 97.76 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 74 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
Malaysia - Primary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Malaysia - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1970-2022




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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