School enrollment, secondary, male (% net) - Country Ranking - Asia

Definition: Net enrollment rate is the ratio of children of official school age who are enrolled in school to the population of the corresponding official school age. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.

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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Japan 98.67 2014
2 Israel 97.88 2015
3 Korea 96.96 2015
4 Georgia 95.01 2015
5 Uzbekistan 93.79 2016
6 Kazakhstan 91.82 2013
7 Bahrain 90.78 2015
8 Oman 90.23 2015
9 Hong Kong SAR, China 88.42 2015
10 Tajikistan 87.62 2011
11 Turkey 87.16 2015
12 Sri Lanka 83.89 2011
13 Brunei 83.68 2015
14 Thailand 83.05 2015
15 Armenia 82.50 2009
16 Saudi Arabia 82.31 2013
17 Kyrgyz Republic 81.11 2015
18 Jordan 79.27 2014
19 Kuwait 79.25 2015
20 Mongolia 77.74 2006
21 Macao SAR, China 77.64 2015
22 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 75.84 2015
23 Indonesia 75.04 2015
24 Iran 72.83 2015
25 Qatar 69.30 2015
26 Malaysia 65.02 2015
27 Lebanon 64.72 2012
28 Philippines 61.76 2013
29 Afghanistan 61.39 2015
30 India 61.38 2013
31 Bhutan 58.89 2014
32 Lao PDR 55.05 2015
33 Bangladesh 53.56 2015
34 Nepal 53.19 2016
35 Timor-Leste 52.10 2015
36 Yemen 49.92 2012
37 Iraq 49.40 2007
38 Pakistan 48.81 2015
39 Myanmar 47.88 2014
40 Syrian Arab Republic 46.84 2013
41 Cambodia 39.78 2008

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Development Relevance: Gross enrollment ratios indicate the capacity of each level of the education system, but a high ratio may reflect a substantial number of overage children enrolled in each grade because of repetition or late entry rather than a successful education system. The net enrollment rate excludes overage and underage students and more accurately captures the system's coverage and internal efficiency. Differences between the gross enrollment ratio and the net enrollment rate show the incidence of overage and underage enrollments.

Limitations and Exceptions: Enrollment indicators are based on annual school surveys, but do not necessarily reflect actual attendance or dropout rates during the year. Also, the length of education differs across countries and can influence enrollment rates, although the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) tries to minimize the difference. For example, a shorter duration for primary education tends to increase the rate; a longer one to decrease it (in part because older children are more at risk of dropping out). Moreover, age at enrollment may be inaccurately estimated or misstated, especially in communities where registration of births is not strictly enforced.

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: Net enrollment rate for secondary school is calculated by dividing the number of students of official school age enrolled in secondary education by the population of the age group which officially corresponds to secondary education, 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).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual