Cameroon - Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment)

Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment) in Cameroon was 13.35 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 45 years was 31.32 in 1974, while its lowest value was 9.34 in 2015.

Definition: Over-age students are the percentage of those enrolled who are older than the official school-age range for primary education.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (

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Year Value
1971 22.99
1972 23.60
1973 22.17
1974 31.32
1975 22.70
1976 22.33
1977 22.06
1978 21.53
1979 21.65
1980 21.65
1988 23.16
1990 21.63
1991 21.63
2011 10.89
2012 10.89
2014 9.46
2015 9.34
2016 13.35

Other Notes: Data retrieved via API in March 2019. For detailed information on the observation level (e.g. National Estimation, UIS Estimation, or Category not applicable), please visit UIS.Stat (

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The percentage of over-age students is calculated by dividing the number of students who are older than the official school-age range for primary education by primary school enrollment, and multiplying by 100. 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).

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Efficiency