Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, male (% of relevant age group) - Country Ranking

Definition: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.

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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Angola 207.02 2011
2 Madagascar 177.89 2015
3 Haiti 166.03 1997
4 Sierra Leone 165.47 2015
5 Benin 164.49 2015
6 Mozambique 160.15 2015
7 Guinea-Bissau 156.79 2010
8 Ethiopia 156.67 2015
9 Malawi 155.35 2014
10 Nicaragua 151.74 2010
11 Chad 144.09 2013
12 Rwanda 141.31 2015
13 Cameroon 139.70 2015
14 Togo 139.04 2015
15 Dem. Rep. Congo 138.63 2014
16 Nepal 138.58 2016
17 Uganda 137.77 2015
18 Afghanistan 136.54 2015
19 Burundi 131.80 2015
20 Mauritania 126.06 2015
21 Philippines 124.19 2013
22 Liberia 123.85 2015
23 Solomon Islands 123.63 2015
24 Yemen 122.91 2013
25 Albania 121.93 2015
26 Brazil 121.60 2004
27 Honduras 121.39 2015
28 Myanmar 121.30 2014
29 Cambodia 120.10 2015
30 Pakistan 119.26 2015
31 Dominica 115.59 2015
32 Colombia 114.89 2015
33 Vanuatu 114.72 2013
34 Timor-Leste 114.59 2015
35 Mongolia 113.82 2015
36 Bangladesh 113.00 2015
37 Suriname 111.96 2015
38 Samoa 111.75 2015
39 Uzbekistan 111.70 2016
40 Antigua and Barbuda 111.69 2015
41 Nauru 111.54 2014
42 Brunei 111.37 2015
43 Botswana 111.23 2013
44 Tunisia 111.22 2015
45 El Salvador 111.13 2015
46 Iraq 110.33 2007
47 Qatar 110.16 2015
48 Libya 109.89 1983
49 Algeria 109.85 2015
50 Burkina Faso 109.54 2015
51 Guinea 109.28 2014
52 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 109.23 2015
53 Lesotho 108.72 2015
54 Central African Republic 108.36 2012
55 Ghana 107.72 2015
56 Tonga 107.63 2013
57 Indonesia 107.60 2015
58 Belize 107.56 2015
59 Namibia 107.30 2013
60 Kyrgyz Republic 107.28 2015
61 Kazakhstan 107.05 2016
62 The Bahamas 106.96 2010
63 Belarus 106.47 2015
64 Comoros 106.32 2014
65 Morocco 106.27 2015
66 Fiji 106.26 2015
67 Tajikistan 105.93 2016
68 Dominican Republic 105.88 2015
69 Portugal 105.81 2009
70 São Tomé and Principe 105.46 2016
71 Saudi Arabia 105.29 2015
72 China 105.29 2015
73 Vietnam 105.23 2015
74 Zambia 104.96 2013
75 Macao SAR, China 104.95 2015
76 Lao PDR 104.90 2015
77 Côte d'Ivoire 104.56 2015
78 Lithuania 104.21 2015
79 Tuvalu 103.73 2015
80 Costa Rica 103.29 2015
81 Egypt 103.28 2014
82 Germany 103.21 2014
83 Israel 103.17 2015
84 Guatemala 103.02 2015
85 France 102.95 1972
86 Trinidad and Tobago 102.69 2010
87 Oman 102.59 2015
88 Malta 102.53 2015
89 Bahrain 102.51 2015
90 Czech Republic 102.41 2015
91 Georgia 102.36 2015
92 Spain 102.17 2015
93 Paraguay 102.16 2012
94 Ecuador 102.12 2016
95 United States 101.79 2015
96 Argentina 101.76 2014
97 Lebanon 101.70 2015
98 Iran 101.56 2015
99 United Arab Emirates 101.53 2015
100 The Gambia 101.41 2016
101 Kiribati 101.24 2015
102 Malaysia 101.10 2015
103 Slovenia 101.02 2014
104 Kuwait 100.95 2013
105 Thailand 100.92 2015
106 Azerbaijan 100.89 2015
107 Mexico 100.85 2014
108 Panama 100.77 2014
109 Kenya 100.73 2015
110 Korea 100.71 2015
111 Finland 100.66 2015
112 Sweden 100.64 2015
113 Austria 100.61 2015
114 Norway 100.56 2014
115 Chile 100.56 2014
116 St. Lucia 100.47 2007
117 Ukraine 100.44 2014
118 New Zealand 100.25 2015
119 Netherlands 100.14 2010
120 India 100.12 2015
121 Liechtenstein 100.00 2015
122 Armenia 99.97 2015
123 Montenegro 99.78 2015
124 Iceland 99.78 2013
125 Grenada 99.70 2015
126 Greece 99.67 2014
127 Luxembourg 99.67 2014
128 Gabon 99.63 2003
129 Serbia 99.52 2015
130 Italy 99.52 2015
131 Canada 99.45 2011
132 Macedonia 98.98 2015
133 Sri Lanka 98.98 2015
134 Hungary 98.76 2015
135 Zimbabwe 98.73 2013
136 Mauritius 98.58 2015
137 Denmark 98.55 2015
138 Latvia 98.49 2014
139 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 98.45 2015
140 Venezuela 98.17 2015
141 Belgium 98.11 2015
142 Japan 97.99 2013
143 Peru 97.90 2015
144 Swaziland 97.67 2013
145 Russia 97.50 2014
146 Bulgaria 97.03 2015
147 Switzerland 97.02 2015
148 Cyprus 96.98 2015
149 San Marino 96.89 2012
150 South Africa 96.86 2014
151 Poland 96.73 2014
152 Seychelles 96.56 2015
153 Cuba 96.49 2015
154 Bolivia 96.11 2015
155 Ireland 95.85 2015
156 Croatia 95.83 2015
157 Estonia 95.79 2015
158 Cabo Verde 95.61 2015
159 United Kingdom 95.16 2015
160 Moldova 95.07 2015
161 Slovak Republic 94.45 2015
162 Uruguay 94.04 2014
163 Niger 93.99 2015
164 Puerto Rico 93.72 2014
165 Bhutan 93.57 2016
166 Turkey 93.33 2015
167 Barbados 93.11 2014
168 Congo 93.11 2012
169 Jamaica 93.01 2004
170 Romania 92.49 2015
171 Senegal 90.92 2015
172 Nigeria 90.22 2010
173 Jordan 90.18 2013
174 Palau 88.70 2016
175 Tanzania 88.54 2014
176 Guyana 86.83 2012
177 Syrian Arab Republic 85.50 2013
178 St. Kitts and Nevis 84.09 2015
179 Equatorial Guinea 83.35 2015
180 Sudan 79.09 2013
181 Mali 68.02 2015
182 Djibouti 60.14 2016
183 Eritrea 49.48 2015
184 Papua New Guinea 33.65 2006

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Development Relevance: The gross intake ratio in the first grade of primary education indicates the level of access to primary education and the education system's capacity to provide access to primary education. A low gross intake ratio in the first grade of primary education reflects the fact that many children do not enter primary education even though school attendance, at least through the primary level, is mandatory in most countries. Because the gross intake ratio includes all new entrants regardless of age, it can exceed 100 percent in some situations, such as immediately after fees have been abolished or when the number of reenrolled children is large.

Limitations and Exceptions: The quality of data is affected when new entrants and repeaters are not correctly distinguished in the first grade of primary education. Caution is also needed for countries with a total population under 100,000 since the United Nations Population Division neither publish nor endorse single-age data for those countries. The data are highly subject to fluctuations in migration and other factors.

Other Notes: Each economy is classified based on the classification of World Bank Group's fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Gross intake ratio in the first grade of primary education is calculated by dividing the number of new entrants (enrollments minus repeaters) in the first grade of primary education, regardless of age, by the population of the official primary entrance age and multiplying the result 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).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual