Nigeria - School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI)

School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) in Nigeria was 0.925 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 43 years was 0.926 in 2012, while its lowest value was 0.354 in 1984.

Definition: Gender parity index for gross enrollment ratio in secondary education is the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.

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

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Year Value
1970 0.480
1971 0.479
1972 0.487
1973 0.536
1977 0.488
1978 0.540
1979 0.522
1980 0.474
1981 0.518
1982 0.556
1983 0.419
1984 0.354
1986 0.723
1987 0.785
1989 0.794
1990 0.779
1999 0.916
2000 0.850
2001 0.842
2002 0.771
2004 0.809
2005 0.842
2006 0.827
2007 0.782
2008 0.846
2009 0.883
2010 0.888
2011 0.867
2012 0.926
2013 0.925

Development Relevance: The Gender Parity Index (GPI) indicates parity between girls and boys. A GPI of less than 1 suggests girls are more disadvantaged than boys in learning opportunities and a GPI of greater than 1 suggests the other way around. Eliminating gender disparities in education would help increase the status and capabilities of women.

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: This indicator is calculated by dividing female gross enrollment ratio in secondary education by male gross enrollment ratio in 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. 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

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Participation