Over-age students, primary, female (% of female enrollment) - Country Ranking - Africa

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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Somalia 47.03 1980
2 Liberia 46.53 2017
3 Gabon 35.73 1997
4 Guinea-Bissau 33.54 2010
5 Dem. Rep. Congo 26.58 1999
6 Eswatini 25.27 2017
7 Kenya 24.63 2012
8 Rwanda 24.01 2018
9 Madagascar 23.87 2018
10 Angola 23.14 2011
11 Eritrea 21.90 2017
12 Mauritania 21.31 2018
13 Equatorial Guinea 21.16 2015
14 Malawi 20.14 2018
15 Nigeria 20.10 2010
16 Central African Republic 18.88 2012
17 The Gambia 18.66 2018
18 Lesotho 18.60 2017
19 Sudan 16.65 2017
20 Burundi 16.39 2018
21 Burkina Faso 16.08 2018
22 Comoros 15.90 2017
23 Ghana 15.35 2018
24 Mozambique 14.70 2018
25 Congo 14.55 2012
26 Uganda 13.36 2013
27 Cameroon 13.35 2016
28 Zambia 13.08 2017
29 Chad 13.05 2016
30 Zimbabwe 12.28 2013
31 Botswana 11.51 2014
32 Ethiopia 11.46 2015
33 Senegal 11.41 2017
34 São Tomé and Principe 11.35 2017
35 Djibouti 11.09 2019
36 Morocco 10.84 2018
37 Togo 9.68 2018
38 Guinea 9.65 2016
39 Libya 9.55 1983
40 Côte d'Ivoire 8.29 2018
41 Cabo Verde 7.87 2018
42 Niger 7.76 2017
43 Benin 7.28 2018
44 Mali 6.94 2018
45 Algeria 4.71 2018
46 South Africa 4.40 2017
47 Tunisia 3.89 2018
48 Seychelles 3.51 2018
49 Mauritius 2.74 2018
50 Egypt 2.12 2018
51 Sierra Leone 0.19 2018
52 Tanzania 0.00 2016

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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: 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