South Korea: Preprimary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children, 1971 - 2019:
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1971 to 2019. The average value for South Korea during that period was 45.39 percent with a minimum of 2.47 percent in 1971 and a maximum of 96.64 percent in 2016.
The latest value from 2019 is 92.24 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 135
countries is 72.34 percent.
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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.