School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) - Country Ranking - Africa

Definition: Gender parity index for gross enrollment ratio in secondary education is the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Lesotho 1.35 2017
2 Libya 1.18 2006
3 São Tomé and Principe 1.16 2017
4 Tunisia 1.14 2016
5 Rwanda 1.12 2018
6 Burundi 1.11 2018
7 Cabo Verde 1.10 2018
8 Senegal 1.10 2018
9 Botswana 1.09 2008
10 South Africa 1.09 2017
11 Seychelles 1.07 2018
12 Comoros 1.06 2017
13 Mauritius 1.06 2018
14 Tanzania 1.05 2018
15 Algeria 1.04 2011
16 Djibouti 1.03 2019
17 Madagascar 1.03 2018
18 Mauritania 1.02 2018
19 Sudan 1.01 2017
20 Burkina Faso 1.00 2018
21 Eswatini 0.99 2016
22 Egypt 0.99 2018
23 Ghana 0.99 2018
24 Malawi 0.98 2018
25 Sierra Leone 0.97 2017
26 Ethiopia 0.96 2015
27 Zimbabwe 0.96 2013
28 The Gambia 0.96 2010
29 Morocco 0.91 2018
30 Nigeria 0.90 2016
31 Eritrea 0.90 2017
32 Kenya 0.90 2009
33 Mozambique 0.89 2017
34 Gabon 0.88 1999
35 Congo 0.87 2012
36 Cameroon 0.86 2016
37 Mali 0.82 2018
38 Uganda 0.79 2007
39 Liberia 0.77 2015
40 Côte d'Ivoire 0.77 2018
41 Benin 0.76 2016
42 Niger 0.75 2017
43 Equatorial Guinea 0.74 2005
44 Togo 0.73 2017
45 Central African Republic 0.67 2017
46 Guinea 0.65 2014
47 Angola 0.64 2016
48 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.64 2015
49 Zambia 0.60 1988
50 Guinea-Bissau 0.54 2000
51 Somalia 0.46 2007
52 Chad 0.46 2016

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Development Relevance: The Gender Parity Index (GPI) indicates parity between girls and boys. A GPI of less than 1 suggests girls are more disadvantaged than boys in learning opportunities and a GPI of greater than 1 suggests the other way around. Eliminating gender disparities in education would help increase the status and capabilities of women.

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 (http://data.uis.unesco.org/).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: This indicator is calculated by dividing female gross enrollment ratio in secondary education by male gross enrollment ratio in 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. 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