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

Gross intake ratio in first grade of primary education, male (% of relevant age group) in Syrian Arab Republic was 85.50 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 42 years was 130.65 in 2011, while its lowest value was 85.50 in 2013.

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.

See also:

Year Value
1971 107.31
1972 111.86
1973 115.53
1974 103.90
1975 103.32
1976 107.73
1977 103.32
1978 106.63
1979 103.03
1980 104.94
1981 103.58
1982 101.70
1983 100.43
1984 108.79
1985 104.94
1986 106.39
1988 100.56
1989 110.78
1990 106.94
1991 107.51
1992 110.14
1993 108.34
1994 107.46
1995 106.56
1996 107.77
1997 103.15
1998 108.45
1999 110.80
2000 113.78
2001 116.65
2002 119.72
2003 119.58
2004 117.59
2005 117.61
2006 116.60
2007 114.63
2008 115.33
2009 117.52
2010 122.92
2011 130.65
2012 130.04
2013 85.50

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