Syrian Arab Republic - Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female (% of relevant age group)

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, female (% of relevant age group) in Syrian Arab Republic was 83.45 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 42 years was 128.81 in 2011, while its lowest value was 74.61 in 1971.

Definition: Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education is the number of new entrants in the first grade of primary education regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of the official primary entrance age.

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

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Year Value
1971 74.61
1972 78.64
1973 86.09
1974 76.45
1975 76.18
1976 78.47
1977 80.30
1978 83.47
1979 84.34
1980 96.02
1981 90.15
1982 92.13
1983 88.98
1984 98.95
1985 96.74
1986 99.36
1988 93.05
1989 99.13
1990 99.66
1991 102.64
1992 103.82
1993 101.71
1994 101.16
1995 100.13
1996 100.84
1997 97.82
1998 103.28
1999 104.48
2000 110.29
2001 113.51
2002 116.37
2003 117.34
2004 115.22
2005 116.44
2006 115.11
2007 112.96
2008 114.57
2009 115.39
2010 120.69
2011 128.81
2012 127.00
2013 83.45

Development Relevance: The gross intake ratio in the first grade of primary education indicates the level of access to primary education and the education system's capacity to provide access to primary education. A low gross intake ratio in the first grade of primary education reflects the fact that many children do not enter primary education even though school attendance, at least through the primary level, is mandatory in most countries. Because the gross intake ratio includes all new entrants regardless of age, it can exceed 100 percent in some situations, such as immediately after fees have been abolished or when the number of reenrolled children is large.

Limitations and Exceptions: The quality of data is affected when new entrants and repeaters are not correctly distinguished in the first grade of primary education. Caution is also needed for countries with a total population under 100,000 since the United Nations Population Division neither publish nor endorse single-age data for those countries. The data are highly subject to fluctuations in migration and other factors.

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: Gross intake ratio in the first grade of primary education is calculated by dividing the number of new entrants (enrollments minus repeaters) in the first grade of primary education, regardless of age, by the population of the official primary entrance age and multiplying the result 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

Classification

Topic: Education Indicators

Sub-Topic: Efficiency