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

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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Seychelles 104.63 2018
2 Botswana 96.16 2014
3 Egypt 81.74 2018
4 Mauritius 80.90 2018
5 Kenya 79.38 2016
6 Ghana 78.66 2018
7 South Africa 78.01 2016
8 Algeria 74.26 2018
9 Zimbabwe 70.31 2013
10 Tunisia 68.15 2018
11 São Tomé and Principe 66.63 2017
12 Eswatini 66.03 2017
13 Dem. Rep. Congo 64.66 2014
14 Morocco 61.85 2018
15 Cabo Verde 59.64 2018
16 The Gambia 59.00 2014
17 Zambia 58.74 2013
18 Sudan 58.39 2017
19 Côte d'Ivoire 56.21 2018
20 Togo 54.68 2018
21 Sierra Leone 51.81 2018
22 Benin 51.30 2016
23 Congo 50.80 2012
24 Nigeria 50.38 2010
25 Cameroon 47.69 2016
26 Comoros 47.15 2014
27 Eritrea 46.93 2017
28 Liberia 46.19 2017
29 Djibouti 45.79 2019
30 Guinea-Bissau 45.28 2010
31 Guinea 42.58 2014
32 Burkina Faso 41.47 2018
33 Mauritania 39.62 2018
34 Lesotho 39.17 2017
35 Madagascar 35.76 2018
36 Senegal 35.25 2017
37 Rwanda 34.36 2018
38 Mali 32.53 2017
39 Ethiopia 29.99 2015
40 Burundi 29.17 2018
41 Tanzania 29.02 2018
42 Uganda 27.72 2017
43 Angola 24.76 2011
44 Equatorial Guinea 24.71 2015
45 Gabon 24.34 1995
46 Mozambique 22.83 2017
47 Malawi 22.67 2013
48 Chad 21.46 2016
49 Niger 21.17 2018
50 Central African Republic 11.98 2016

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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: 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: 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