Lower secondary completion rate, male (% of relevant age group) - Country Ranking

Definition: Lower secondary education completion rate is measured as the gross intake ratio to the last grade of lower secondary education (general and pre-vocational). It is calculated as the number of new entrants in the last grade of lower secondary education, regardless of age, divided by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of lower secondary education.

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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Estonia 116.32 2015
2 Kazakhstan 115.22 2016
3 Belarus 109.76 2015
4 Latvia 109.61 2015
5 Korea 109.08 2015
6 Georgia 108.63 2015
7 Saudi Arabia 108.63 2015
8 Lithuania 107.72 2015
9 Ireland 107.22 2015
10 Seychelles 105.67 2015
11 Sweden 105.60 2015
12 Barbados 105.23 2009
13 Israel 105.21 2015
14 Mongolia 104.24 2010
15 Brunei 103.79 2015
16 Samoa 103.69 2015
17 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 103.41 2009
18 Japan 103.09 1994
19 Ecuador 102.97 2016
20 France 102.89 2014
21 Liechtenstein 102.66 2015
22 Palau 102.48 2014
23 Serbia 101.73 2015
24 Oman 101.64 2015
25 Bahrain 101.06 2015
26 Italy 100.83 2015
27 Vietnam 99.93 2015
28 Norway 99.91 2015
29 Tajikistan 99.79 2016
30 Hong Kong SAR, China 99.71 2015
31 Finland 99.59 2015
32 St. Kitts and Nevis 98.97 2015
33 Czech Republic 98.86 2015
34 Iceland 97.94 2012
35 Russia 97.87 2015
36 China 97.81 2015
37 Cyprus 97.70 2015
38 Turkey 97.62 2012
39 Denmark 97.24 2015
40 Albania 97.07 2015
41 Armenia 96.91 2009
42 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 96.84 2015
43 Austria 96.72 2015
44 Croatia 96.60 2012
45 Sri Lanka 96.53 2015
46 Dominica 96.24 2015
47 The Bahamas 96.23 2010
48 Ukraine 95.89 2014
49 Poland 95.83 2014
50 Greece 95.82 2014
51 Luxembourg 95.66 2014
52 Belgium 95.42 2015
53 Uzbekistan 95.06 2016
54 Malta 94.85 2015
55 Hungary 94.78 2015
56 Iran 94.67 2015
57 Switzerland 94.59 2015
58 Fiji 93.71 2015
59 Slovenia 93.01 2014
60 Chile 92.89 2015
61 Tuvalu 92.73 2014
62 Macao SAR, China 92.72 2015
63 Kiribati 92.03 2014
64 Spain 90.96 2015
65 San Marino 90.56 2012
66 Bolivia 90.41 2015
67 Kyrgyz Republic 90.08 2015
68 Cuba 89.61 2015
69 Montenegro 89.47 2015
70 Slovak Republic 88.60 2015
71 Romania 88.50 2015
72 Azerbaijan 87.75 2015
73 Argentina 87.74 2014
74 Antigua and Barbuda 87.64 2015
75 Jamaica 87.30 2015
76 Indonesia 86.97 2015
77 Grenada 86.56 2015
78 El Salvador 86.39 2015
79 Botswana 86.29 2013
80 St. Lucia 85.99 2014
81 Nauru 85.44 2012
82 Macedonia 85.40 2015
83 Qatar 84.90 2015
84 Kenya 84.80 2015
85 Peru 84.45 2015
86 Tonga 83.89 2004
87 Thailand 83.70 2015
88 India 83.19 2015
89 Malaysia 83.18 2015
90 Moldova 83.07 2015
91 Kuwait 82.67 2013
92 Nepal 81.98 2016
93 Egypt 80.97 2014
94 Ghana 79.70 2015
95 Jordan 79.67 2014
96 Mexico 79.09 2014
97 Mauritius 78.30 2015
98 Bhutan 77.26 2016
99 Philippines 77.19 2013
100 Trinidad and Tobago 76.27 2010
101 Timor-Leste 73.94 2015
102 Guyana 73.74 2010
103 Colombia 72.61 2015
104 Dominican Republic 72.06 2015
105 Venezuela 71.38 2015
106 South Africa 70.83 2004
107 Paraguay 70.66 2012
108 Morocco 70.37 2014
109 Solomon Islands 70.13 2015
110 Panama 70.13 2012
111 São Tomé and Principe 69.73 2015
112 Cabo Verde 69.30 2015
113 Algeria 68.21 2015
114 Papua New Guinea 67.02 2012
115 Zimbabwe 64.46 2013
116 Guatemala 64.31 2015
117 Netherlands 64.23 1999
118 United Arab Emirates 64.22 2014
119 The Gambia 63.38 2014
120 Belize 63.26 2015
121 Lao PDR 62.93 2015
122 Tunisia 62.04 2014
123 Bangladesh 62.04 2013
124 Dem. Rep. Congo 61.84 2014
125 Nicaragua 60.66 2010
126 Zambia 58.70 2013
127 Germany 58.08 2015
128 Yemen 57.01 2013
129 Pakistan 56.64 2015
130 Namibia 55.73 2013
131 Costa Rica 55.56 2015
132 Sierra Leone 54.44 2015
133 Uruguay 53.93 2013
134 Sudan 53.12 2013
135 Congo 52.64 2012
136 Iraq 51.89 2007
137 Lebanon 51.68 2015
138 Portugal 50.91 1991
139 Syrian Arab Republic 50.83 2013
140 Vanuatu 50.67 2013
141 Benin 50.45 2015
142 Bulgaria 49.88 2015
143 Togo 49.65 2015
144 Nigeria 49.56 2010
145 Honduras 47.40 2015
146 Cambodia 47.22 2015
147 Myanmar 47.09 2014
148 Djibouti 46.79 2016
149 Comoros 46.56 2014
150 Cameroon 46.09 2015
151 Swaziland 42.72 2014
152 Guinea-Bissau 42.69 2010
153 Liberia 42.37 2014
154 Guinea 42.14 2014
155 Côte d'Ivoire 41.11 2015
156 Senegal 38.21 2015
157 Madagascar 38.00 2015
158 Tanzania 37.98 2013
159 Suriname 35.95 2015
160 Lesotho 35.95 2014
161 Burundi 34.63 2015
162 Mali 33.66 2015
163 Eritrea 31.68 2015
164 Mauritania 31.60 2015
165 Rwanda 31.56 2015
166 Ethiopia 30.26 2015
167 Equatorial Guinea 28.53 2015
168 Burkina Faso 28.31 2015
169 Uganda 26.81 2015
170 Angola 26.71 2011
171 Haiti 25.76 1997
172 Chad 24.55 2013
173 Gabon 24.49 1995
174 Afghanistan 24.13 2005
175 Mozambique 22.55 2015
176 Malawi 22.02 2013
177 Niger 18.31 2015
178 Central African Republic 17.19 2012

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Limitations and Exceptions: Data limitations preclude adjusting for students who drop out during the final year of lower secondary education. Thus this rate is a proxy that should be taken as an upper estimate of the actual lower secondary completion rate. There are many reasons why the rate can exceed 100 percent. The numerator may include late entrants and overage children who have repeated one or more grades of lower secondary education as well as children who entered school early, while the denominator is the number of children at the entrance age for the last grade of lower secondary education.

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: Lower secondary completion rate is calculated as the number of new entrants (enrollment minus repeaters) in the last grade of lower secondary education, regardless of age, divided by the population at the entrance age for the last grade of lower 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. 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