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

School enrollment, secondary (gross), gender parity index (GPI) in Nigeria was 0.903 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 46 years was 0.915 in 2015, while its lowest value was 0.350 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: UNESCO Institute for Statistics (http://uis.unesco.org/)

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Year Value
1970 0.474
1971 0.474
1972 0.481
1973 0.530
1977 0.483
1978 0.534
1979 0.516
1980 0.469
1981 0.513
1982 0.550
1983 0.415
1984 0.350
1986 0.716
1987 0.778
1989 0.787
1990 0.772
1999 0.907
2000 0.841
2001 0.832
2002 0.762
2004 0.798
2005 0.831
2006 0.816
2007 0.770
2008 0.834
2009 0.869
2010 0.874
2011 0.853
2012 0.911
2013 0.910
2014 0.893
2015 0.915
2016 0.903

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: 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: 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