Sao Tome and Principe: Preprimary school enrollment

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 Sao Tome and Principe

Preprimary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 50.31
 Year 2016
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2016
 Average 27.33
 Min - Max 1.92 - 50.31
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Sao Tome and Principe from 1971 to 2016. The average value for Sao Tome and Principe during that period was 27.33 percent with a minimum of 1.92 percent in 1972 and a maximum of 50.31 percent in 2016. The latest value from 2016 is 50.31 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 153 countries is 64.83 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
Sao Tome and Principe - Preprimary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sao Tome and Principe - Preprimary school enrollment - historical chart - 1971-2016




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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