Sri Lanka: Preprimary school enrollment

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 Sri Lanka

Preprimary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 71.84
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2010 - 2020
 Average 67.04
 Min - Max 58.69 - 73.28
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 2010 to 2020. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 67.04 percent with a minimum of 58.69 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 73.28 percent in 2016. The latest value from 2020 is 71.84 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 136 countries is 72.38 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
Sri Lanka - Preprimary school enrollment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sri Lanka - Preprimary school enrollment - historical chart - 2010-2020




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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 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.00 2020 percent
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 Preprimary school enrollment 71.84 2020 percent
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