Sri Lanka: Primary school completion rate

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 Sri Lanka

Primary school completion rate

 Latest value 98.56
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 89.65
 Min - Max 42.78 - 107.36
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1970 to 2021. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 89.65 percent with a minimum of 42.78 percent in 1976 and a maximum of 107.36 percent in 2002. The latest value from 2021 is 98.56 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 118 countries is 92.48 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Sri Lanka - Primary school completion rate - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - Primary school completion rate - historical chart - 1970-2021




The percent of all children enrolled in primary school who enter the last grade of primary school; can exceed 100% due to over-aged and under-aged children who enter primary school late/early and/or repeat grades.
Definition: Primary completion rate, or gross intake ratio to the last grade of primary education, is the number of new entrants (enrollments minus repeaters) in the last grade of primary education, regardless of age, divided by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of primary education. Data limitations preclude adjusting for students who drop out during the final year of primary education.


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 School starting age, primary school 5 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 1.00 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.05 2018 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.40 2022 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 71.84 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 96.87 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 91.01 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 22.96 2022 percent
 Trained teachers in primary education 87.63 2021 percent
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