Zambia: Primary school enrollment

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 Zambia

Primary school enrollment, percent of all eligible children

 Latest value 94.78
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1970 - 2020
 Average 96.08
 Min - Max 80.44 - 117.85
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Zambia from 1970 to 2020. The average value for Zambia during that period was 96.08 percent with a minimum of 80.44 percent in 2001 and a maximum of 117.85 percent in 2008. The latest value from 2020 is 94.78 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 148 countries is 100.59 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
Zambia - Primary school enrollment - Recent values chart

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Zambia - Primary school enrollment - historical chart - 1970-2020




The primary 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. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.

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