North Korea: Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children
For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for North Korea from 2009 to 2018. The average value for North Korea during that period was 102.25 percent with a minimum of 94.58 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 112.78 percent in 2018.
The latest value from 2018 is 112.78 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 71
countries is 104.47 percent.
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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.