Sierra Leone - Primary education

Primary education, duration (years)

Primary education, duration (years) in Sierra Leone was 6.00 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 44 years was 7.00 in 1998, while its lowest value was 6.00 in 1999.

Definition: Primary duration refers to the number of grades (years) in primary school.

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

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Year Value
1970 7.00
1971 7.00
1972 7.00
1973 7.00
1974 7.00
1975 7.00
1976 7.00
1977 7.00
1978 7.00
1979 7.00
1980 7.00
1981 7.00
1982 7.00
1983 7.00
1984 7.00
1985 7.00
1986 7.00
1987 7.00
1988 7.00
1989 7.00
1990 7.00
1991 7.00
1992 7.00
1993 7.00
1994 7.00
1995 7.00
1996 7.00
1997 7.00
1998 7.00
1999 6.00
2000 6.00
2001 6.00
2002 6.00
2003 6.00
2004 6.00
2005 6.00
2006 6.00
2007 6.00
2008 6.00
2009 6.00
2010 6.00
2011 6.00
2012 6.00
2013 6.00
2014 6.00

Primary education, pupils

The value for Primary education, pupils in Sierra Leone was 1,299,812 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 42 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 1,299,812 in 2013 and a minimum value of 166,107 in 1971.

Definition: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.

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

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Year Value
1971 166,107
1972 176,658
1973 169,324
1974 181,911
1975 191,692
1976 205,910
1977 218,376
1978 227,815
1980 304,962
1981 315,145
1982 346,703
1983 350,160
1984 381,674
1985 416,024
1986 421,689
1988 422,210
1989 395,389
1990 391,152
1991 367,426
2000 442,915
2001 554,308
2011 1,194,503
2012 1,252,343
2013 1,299,812

Primary education, pupils (% female)

Primary education, pupils (% female) in Sierra Leone was 50.09 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 42 years was 50.09 in 2013, while its lowest value was 39.29 in 1975.

Definition: Female pupils as a percentage of total pupils at primary level include enrollments in public and private schools.

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

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Year Value
1971 40.18
1972 40.44
1973 39.29
1974 39.76
1975 39.29
1976 39.57
1977 39.83
1978 39.87
1980 40.39
1981 41.78
1982 40.81
1983 40.95
1984 41.00
1985 41.00
1988 40.97
1989 41.96
1990 40.93
1991 41.25
2000 48.38
2001 41.56
2011 48.80
2012 49.83
2013 50.09

Primary education, teachers

The value for Primary education, teachers in Sierra Leone was 37,317 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 42 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 38,125 in 2011 and a minimum value of 5,142 in 1971.

Definition: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.

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

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Year Value
1971 5,142
1972 5,599
1975 5,993
1976 6,373
1977 6,790
1978 7,088
1980 9,056
1981 9,528
1982 10,025
1983 10,451
1984 11,311
1985 12,215
1986 10,837
1988 13,640
1989 13,120
1990 11,280
1991 10,850
2001 14,875
2011 38,125
2012 37,957
2013 37,317

Primary education, teachers (% female)

Primary education, teachers (% female) in Sierra Leone was 27.11 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 38 years was 38.37 in 2001, while its lowest value was 21.91 in 1983.

Definition: Female teachers as a percentage of total primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers.

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

See also:

Year Value
1975 24.35
1976 24.01
1977 25.33
1978 25.30
1983 21.91
1984 22.00
1985 22.00
1988 28.20
1989 29.42
2001 38.37
2011 25.08
2012 25.61
2013 27.11

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Outcomes