Zambia: Primary school completion rate

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 Zambia

Primary school completion rate

 Latest value 82.61
 Year 2013
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1972 - 2013
 Average 78.63
 Min - Max 60.00 - 99.27
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Zambia from 1972 to 2013. The average value for Zambia during that period was 78.63 percent with a minimum of 60 percent in 2002 and a maximum of 99.27 percent in 2010. The latest value from 2013 is 82.61 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2013 based on 133 countries is 89.67 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Zambia - Primary school completion rate - Recent values chart

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Zambia - Primary school completion rate - historical chart - 1972-2013




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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