Lower secondary completion rate, male (% of relevant age group) - Country Ranking

Definition: Lower secondary education completion rate is measured as the gross intake ratio to the last grade of lower secondary education (general and pre-vocational). It is calculated as the number of new entrants in the last grade of lower secondary education, regardless of age, divided by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of lower secondary education.

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Qatar 121.04 2011
2 Mongolia 111.83 2014
3 Belarus 109.29 2014
4 Estonia 108.44 2013
5 Brunei 106.72 2014
6 Barbados 105.23 2009
7 Ireland 105.04 2011
8 Kazakhstan 104.69 2014
9 China 104.66 2013
10 Latvia 104.52 2013
11 Samoa 104.14 2014
12 Saudi Arabia 104.06 2014
13 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 103.41 2009
14 Seychelles 103.34 2014
15 Japan 103.09 1994
16 Italy 102.85 2013
17 Georgia 102.64 2014
18 Palau 102.48 2014
19 France 101.96 2013
20 Uzbekistan 101.53 2011
21 Israel 100.49 2013
22 Cyprus 100.45 2014
23 Lithuania 100.37 2013
24 Liechtenstein 100.00 2011
25 Norway 99.99 2013
26 Luxembourg 98.97 2013
27 Turkey 98.97 2013
28 Greece 98.74 2013
29 Korea 98.14 2014
30 Sweden 98.03 2013
31 Iceland 97.94 2012
32 Denmark 97.73 2013
33 Finland 97.44 2013
34 Armenia 96.91 2009
35 Austria 96.77 2014
36 Croatia 96.60 2012
37 Grenada 96.52 2009
38 Czech Republic 96.24 2013
39 The Bahamas 96.23 2010
40 Ukraine 95.89 2014
41 Serbia 95.83 2014
42 Poland 95.60 2013
43 Iran 95.59 2012
44 Tajikistan 95.51 2014
45 Bahrain 95.29 2006
46 Vietnam 95.07 2014
47 Hungary 94.85 2013
48 Sri Lanka 94.52 2013
49 Ecuador 94.25 2014
50 Fiji 94.10 2013
51 Hong Kong SAR, China 94.03 2014
52 Albania 94.00 2014
53 Slovenia 93.88 2013
54 Malta 93.69 2014
55 Switzerland 93.62 2012
56 Belgium 93.48 2013
57 Cuba 93.21 2014
58 Montenegro 92.79 2012
59 Tuvalu 92.73 2014
60 Chile 92.54 2013
61 Kiribati 92.03 2014
62 Macao SAR, China 91.95 2014
63 Macedonia 90.60 2010
64 San Marino 90.56 2012
65 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 90.44 2014
66 Dominica 90.31 2014
67 Kyrgyz Republic 90.05 2014
68 Bolivia 88.95 2013
69 St. Kitts and Nevis 88.93 2014
70 Azerbaijan 87.06 2014
71 El Salvador 86.58 2013
72 Romania 86.46 2013
73 Botswana 86.29 2013
74 St. Lucia 85.99 2014
75 Jordan 85.73 2012
76 Oman 85.20 2013
77 Argentina 84.50 2013
78 Moldova 84.19 2013
79 Tonga 83.89 2004
80 Jamaica 83.76 2014
81 Peru 83.65 2014
82 Kenya 82.70 2014
83 Kuwait 82.67 2013
84 Antigua and Barbuda 82.09 2014
85 Russia 81.82 1994
86 Slovak Republic 81.36 2013
87 Germany 80.65 2008
88 Mauritius 80.03 2014
89 Nepal 79.39 2014
90 Thailand 79.27 2007
91 Indonesia 79.01 2013
92 India 78.68 2013
93 Mexico 78.49 2013
94 Philippines 77.19 2013
95 Trinidad and Tobago 76.27 2010
96 Spain 76.15 2010
97 United Arab Emirates 76.13 1997
98 Guyana 73.74 2010
99 Colombia 73.16 2014
100 Algeria 71.97 2014
101 Venezuela 71.93 2014
102 Bhutan 71.79 2014
103 Ghana 71.70 2014
104 Dominican Republic 71.26 2014
105 South Africa 70.83 2004
106 Paraguay 70.66 2012
107 Morocco 70.37 2014
108 Panama 70.13 2012
109 Syrian Arab Republic 69.69 2014
110 Egypt 69.40 2009
111 Timor-Leste 68.40 2013
112 São Tomé and Principe 67.95 2014
113 Papua New Guinea 67.02 2012
114 Solomon Islands 66.91 2014
115 Cabo Verde 66.72 2014
116 Uruguay 64.63 2010
117 Netherlands 64.23 1999
118 Zimbabwe 63.71 2012
119 Tunisia 62.44 2013
120 Bangladesh 62.04 2013
121 Dem. Rep. Congo 61.84 2014
122 Guatemala 61.33 2014
123 The Gambia 61.21 2014
124 Nicaragua 60.66 2010
125 Belize 59.55 2014
126 Zambia 58.70 2013
127 Yemen 57.01 2013
128 Sierra Leone 56.88 2013
129 Eritrea 56.31 2012
130 Lao PDR 56.08 2014
131 Lebanon 55.92 2013
132 Namibia 55.73 2013
133 Costa Rica 55.20 2014
134 Pakistan 54.99 2014
135 Congo 52.64 2012
136 Iraq 51.89 2007
137 Bulgaria 51.87 2014
138 Portugal 50.91 1991
139 Vanuatu 50.67 2013
140 Benin 50.13 2014
141 Sudan 48.88 2012
142 Honduras 48.86 2014
143 Swaziland 48.76 2013
144 Djibouti 47.11 2014
145 Myanmar 47.09 2014
146 Togo 46.61 2014
147 Haiti 44.83 2014
148 Cambodia 44.68 2014
149 Guinea-Bissau 42.69 2010
150 Liberia 42.37 2014
151 Guinea 42.14 2014
152 Comoros 41.76 2013
153 Senegal 40.52 2014
154 Côte d'Ivoire 38.07 2014
155 Tanzania 37.98 2013
156 Madagascar 37.32 2014
157 Mali 36.60 2014
158 Cameroon 36.46 2014
159 Lesotho 35.95 2014
160 Equatorial Guinea 33.95 2012
161 Rwanda 33.66 2012
162 Suriname 33.11 2014
163 Uganda 31.13 2013
164 Ethiopia 30.78 2014
165 Mauritania 29.43 2014
166 Burundi 28.60 2014
167 Angola 26.71 2011
168 Burkina Faso 26.37 2014
169 Chad 24.55 2013
170 Gabon 24.49 1995
171 Afghanistan 24.13 2005
172 Mozambique 22.36 2014
173 Malawi 22.02 2013
174 Central African Republic 17.19 2012
175 Niger 15.02 2014

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Limitations and Exceptions: Data limitations preclude adjusting for students who drop out during the final year of lower secondary education. Thus this rate is a proxy that should be taken as an upper estimate of the actual lower secondary completion rate. There are many reasons why the rate can exceed 100 percent. The numerator may include late entrants and overage children who have repeated one or more grades of lower secondary education as well as children who entered school early, while the denominator is the number of children at the entrance age for the last grade of lower secondary education.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Lower secondary completion rate is calculated as the number of new entrants (enrollment minus repeaters) in the last grade of lower secondary education, regardless of age, divided by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of lower secondary education. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. Population data are drawn from the United Nations Population Division. Using a single source for population data standardizes definitions, estimations, and interpolation methods, ensuring a consistent methodology across countries and minimizing potential enumeration problems in national censuses. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual