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Primary school completion rate, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 27 countries was 77.54 percent. The highest value was in Morocco: 100.3 percent and the lowest value was in Chad: 43.53 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: UNESCO
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Countries Primary school completion rate, 2021 Global rank Available data
Morocco 100.3 1 1971 - 2022
Algeria 99.75 2 1972 - 2022
Mauritius 98.82 3 1983 - 2021
Egypt 97.47 4 1971 - 2021
Tunisia 97.17 5 1971 - 2021
South Africa 97.01 6 1991 - 2021
Sierra Leone 95.44 7 1978 - 2021
Seychelles 93.19 8 1970 - 2022
Togo 88.91 9 1971 - 2022
Rwanda 87.83 10 1971 - 2022
Malawi 86.57 11 1974 - 2021
Zimbabwe 86.1 12 1984 - 2021
DR Congo 82.65 13 1971 - 2021
Gambia 74.41 14 1971 - 2022
Ivory Coast 73.71 15 1973 - 2022
Tanzania 72.57 16 1971 - 2022
Benin 70.79 17 1971 - 2022
Cameroon 68.73 18 1973 - 2022
Ethiopia 64.88 19 1982 - 2022
Burkina Faso 63.84 20 1971 - 2022
Senegal 63.56 21 1971 - 2022
Guinea 63.18 22 1977 - 2021
Madagascar 63.17 23 1971 - 2022
Niger 57.56 24 1971 - 2021
Djibouti 53.39 25 1972 - 2022
Burundi 49.05 26 1971 - 2022
Chad 43.53 27 1971 - 2021



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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