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July 2, 2020, 10:03 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Now female UAE graduates outnumber males two to one" (paara 6).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"the 2016–2017 academic year, 1,837,762 students were enrolled in general education institutions, including 877,952 girls, representing 47.7 per cent of the total number of students. In general education institutions from grades one to nine, 1,580,685 students were enrolled, of whom 760,740, or 48.2 per cent, were girls" (19). "The trend of recent years shows that the enrolment of girls to continue their education in grades 10–11 is increasing every year. In 2014, 56,331 girls were enrolled in grade 10, and 50,097 in grade 11. In 2015, 58,817 girls were enrolled in grade 10, and 52,592 in grade 11. In 2016, this figure was 60,233 in grade 10 and 55,606 in...more
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"According to MISC5 figures, 89 per cent adolescents in the general population attend secondary schools, while secondary school enrolment figures are only 22 per cent adolescents and 15 per cent of girls in Roma settlements" (11). "As regards primary education, there are no major differences between the number of boys and girls enrolled in the first grade, with girls accounting for 49 per cent and boys accounting for 51 per cent. However, girls’ academic achievement is much higher than boys’ both in primary and in secondary education. Three-year vocational secondary schools are completed by twice as many boys as girls" (28). "Most of those who enrol in and complete advanced...more
June 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"In 2010, Afghanistan was again among the worst performing countries in terms of the ratio of women to men with at least a secondary level of education" (pg 2).
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Overall, 32% of females and 24% of males age 6 and over have never attended school. However, this statistic masks enormous differences by age group. For example, the proportion of women with no education decreases from 70% of those age 65 and over to 11% among those age 15-19. Similarly, among all females age 6 and over, only 15% have attended secondary school or more; however, among women age 20-24, 38% have some secondary schooling or have gone on to higher education. Educational attainment tends to be greater among those in urban areas, especially in the National Capital District, and among those in the higher wealth quintiles (Tables 2.14.1 and...more
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Overall, 69 percent of females and 85 percent of males age six and over have ever attended school. One-third of females completed 7 years of schooling or less; 13 percent completed 8-9 years of schooling. Among males, 35 percent completed 7 years of schooling or less; 16 percent completed 8-9 years of schooling. Only 10 percent of females and 13 percent of males completed 10-11 years of schooling. Thirty-one percent of females and 15 percent of males have never attended school. Fourteen percent of females and 20 percent of males completed 12 or more years of schooling. The median number of years of schooling completed is higher for males (6.9...more
May 31, 2020, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Surveys conducted in 2008 and 2012 showed that there were a total of 3,743,513 students at primary and secondary schools, with girls accounting for 48.9 per cent thereof. Enrolment at primary schools was 1,394,397, of whom 683,526 or 49.0 per cent were girls, while enrolment at secondary schools was 2,349,116, of whom 1,147,089 or 48.8 per cent were girls. In 2008 and 2012 respectively, GIR of girls at primary schools were 101.4 per cent and 100.4 per cent and GER 101.6 per cent and 100.6 per cent, while GIR at secondary schools were 100.9 per cent and 100.3 per cent and GER 100.5 per cent and 101 per cent" (17).more
May 21, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"For the period between 2011 and 2013, MINEDUC reports a dropout rate of between 5 per cent and 6 per cent. For girls in public schools at the basic education level, the dropout rate fell from 7.47 per cent in 2011 to 6.97 per cent in 2013. In the second phase of middle school (nivel diversificado), the dropout rate declined in the same period from 5.05 per cent to 3.41 per cent" (25). "As regards higher education, according to USAC data, in 2005-2012, 57 per cent of all graduates were women, 43 per cent men" (72).
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Overall, 36% of females and 27% of males in Nigeria have no education. Eighteen percent of females and 19% of males age 6 or olderhave attended some primary school; however, only 11% of both sexes have completed a primary education. The median number of years of schooling is 3.6 for women and 5.4 for men" (18). "Twenty percent of females age 6 and older in urban areas have no education, as compared with 49% of females in rural areas. The proportions among males are 13% and 37%, respectively" (18). "At the zonal level, the North West and North East have the highest percentages of both females (55% and 57%, respectively)...more
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"96% of girls age 6-15 attend basic school, as compared with 95% of boys. The net attendance ratio (NAR) drops in secondary school: 75% of girls and 67% of boys age 16-17 attend secondary school" (pg 7). "Overall, 6% of women and girls age 6 and over have never been to school. Nineteen percent have attended some elementary school, 5% have completed elementary school, 2% have attended some preparatory school, 13% have completed preparatory school, 19% have attended some secondary school, 10% have completed secondary school, and 26% have attained some education after secondary school. Women and girls age 6 and over have completed a median of 9.8 years of...more
May 7, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Fifteen years ago, Zamfara's statistics director, Lubabatu Ammani, carried out a census to record the number of girls attending secondary school in the state. The results were shocking: fewer than 4,000 girls were enrolled out of a population of 3.2 million." (para 16). "Female enrolment in Zamfara is at its highest since independence five decades ago, with 22,000 secondary school students. On most days, Ammani visits wavering parents to encourage them to keep their daughters in school." (para 18).
April 24, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The lowest attendance rates were in the North, where rates for boys and girls were approximately 45 percent and 35 percent, respectively. According to UNICEF, in the North, for every 10 girls in school, more than 22 boys attended. Approximately 25 percent of young persons between ages 17 and 25 had fewer than two years of education. In many regions social and economic factors resulted in discrimination against girls in access to education. In the face of economic hardship, many families favored boys in deciding which children to enroll in elementary and secondary schools. According to the 2015 Nigeria Education Data Survey, attendance rates in primary schools increased to 68...more
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Half of the women and 34% of men in Pakistan have no education. Only 9% of the women have secondary and 10% have a higher level of education. Fourteen percent of men have secondary and 13% have a higher level of education. The median number of years of schooling among men (4.0 years) is greater than among women (0.1 year). Rural women (59%) and men (41%) are more likely than urban women (33%) and men (23%) to have no education. Younger women and men are much more likely to have completed more education than older women and men. For example, 53% of women and 62% of men age 10-14 have...more
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"The education of the household population in urban areas is higher than in rural areas. The percentage of women who have completed secondary school or higher education in urban areas (37%) is higher than in rural areas (17%). For men, the corresponding percentages are 41% and 20%" (13). "In the lowest and second quintiles, girls have a higher school attendance than boys. In contrast, in the other quintiles, the attendance rate of boys is higher than that of girls (Figure 2.6)...The GPI [Gender Parity Indices] in GAR [gross attendance ratios] in primary school (0.94) indicates that there is almost no gender gap. Meanwhile, in high school the GPI (1.03) indicates...more
April 3, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

Table 5 shows the number of female students at pre-school level, 2012/13 to 2015/16. In this period there was an increase in the number of girls enrolled. In the 2012/13 period, tehre were 64,065, in 2013/14 there were 75,697 girls, in 2014/15 82,177 and in 2015/16 there were 86,812 girls. A great number of them are from rural areas, in 2016 out of the 86,812 girls, 70,599 are from rural areas (3). Table 6 shows the number of female students at primary school level, 2012/13 to 2015/16. In this period there was a decrease in the number of girls enrolled. In the 2012/13 period, there were 1,022,983, in 2013/14 there...more
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Overall, 16% of females and males age 6 and over have never attended school. However, this statistic masks enormous differences by age group. For example, the proportion of women with no formal education decreases from 69% of those age 65 and over to less than 1% among those aged 15-19. Similarly, among all females age 6 and over, only 15% have completed higher secondary (Grade 12) or more; however, among women age 20-24, 41% have completed higher secondary or gone on to higher education...The percentage of women age 6 and over with no formal education decreased from 25% in 2009 to 16% in 2016-17, while the percentage of men with...more
March 16, 2020, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"However, recent changes have been noted and families are now open in allowing their girls to go to school. Based on the Afghanistan Statistical Yearbook 2016-2017, total number of female new students reached 11,934 in 2016 compared to 11,853 in 2015. Likewise, 2015 saw a 6.4 percent increase in the number of new female students from 11,135 in 2014 to 11,853 in 2015. The greatest increases in female enrolment are in urban centres." (12).
March 4, 2020, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"A 2015 Afghan government report stated that more than 8 million children were in school, 39 percent of whom were girls. In December 2016, the minister of education announced that the real number of children in school was 6 million. In April 2017, a Ministry of Education official told Human Rights Watch that there are 9.3 million children in school, 39 percent of whom are girls. All of these figures are inflated by the government’s practice of counting a child as attending school until she or he has not attended for up to three years." (8-9). "Community-based education has allowed many girls who could not reach a school to have...more
Feb. 27, 2020, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

The gender parity index score for gross secondary enrollment was 1.06 in 2015 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 27, 2020, 7:42 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

According to Table 2 on page 15, the gender parity index for upper secondary enrollment was .85 in 2012 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 27, 2020, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Table 3.1 shows that secondary school enrollment in 2015 was at 183,896…Female students accounted for 51.7% compared to their male counterparts with 48.3%" (4).
Feb. 27, 2020, 7:35 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

According to the chart at the top of the page, the Gender Parity Index for gross enrollment in secondary education was 1.03 in 2014 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 21, 2020, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

Table 12 shows Nursery School Enrolment by region and sex between 2010-2015. In total, women represent 49% of the enrolment with 62754 out of 128243 students (7). Table 13 presents Primary School Enrolment by region and sex between 2011-2015. Overall in total, girls represent 49% of the enrolment. However, the total over the years from 2010 to 2015 shows a gradual decrease. In 2010-2011 there were 45207 girls enrolled, in 2011-2012 there were 43369 girls, in 2012-2013 there were 41748 girls enorlled, in 2013-2014 there were 40423 girls enrolled and 2014-2015 there were 40074 girls enrolled (8). Table 14 presents Secondary School Enrolment by region and sex between 2011-2015. Overall...more
Feb. 15, 2020, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

The gender parity index for gross secondary school enrollment (i.e. the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at the secondary level) is 1.01124 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 15, 2020, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

The gender parity index for gross secondary school enrollment (i.e. the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at the secondary level) is 1.02815 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 15, 2020, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

The gender parity index for gross secondary school enrollment (i.e. the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at the secondary level) is 1.04791 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 15, 2020, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

The gender parity index for gross secondary school enrollment (i.e. the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at the secondary level) is 1.02261 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 15, 2020, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

The gender parity index for gross secondary school enrollment (i.e. the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at the secondary level) is 0.7275 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 15, 2020, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

The gender parity index for gross secondary school enrollment (i.e. the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at the secondary level) is 0.95331 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 15, 2020, 6:34 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

The gender parity index for gross secondary school enrollment (i.e. the ratio of girls to boys enrolled at the secondary level) is 1.00601 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).