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What countries have the highest school life expectancy rates?

Countries have the highest school life expectancy rates

The world today has more knowledge than ever, but the lack of inclusive accessibility has led to crippling of education system in the attainment of its desired goal. At the backdrop of the alarming exigencies of education, various international organizations have taken it upon themselves to address this concern. Proclaiming education as a force multiplier, the United Nations has incorporated ‘Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All’, as Sustainable Development Goal IV of its Agenda 2030. The policy interventions ensure completion of primary and secondary education by all boys and girls, as well as guarantee inclusive accessibility to both technical and vocational education.

The way to measure these efforts, the School Life Expectancy Rates are accounted by UNESCO Institute for Statistics. It is measured as the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary), a child of school entering age is expected to receive during his lifetime, assuming the school enrollment rates to be constant. UNESCO has recognized education as a basic human right and foundation to build global peace and sustainable development.

Countries have varying parameters to base the education content or quality in a grade or a year. But the factors attributing to the levels of school life expectancy are primarily similar.

The demographics of an area affects the school enrollment rates. A low birth rate further decreases the enrollment rate at primary levels. Additionally, an area experiencing migration will have lower enrollment rates at primary levels.

The level of unemployment of a region, largely determines the school enrollment rates in both primary and secondary levels. A poverty-stricken population will have lesser number of enrollment rates and less students pursuing higher studies.

The reform policies of a nation influence the number of school years. In case of India, the implementation of schemes like “mid-day meals”, have increased the number of school years for children enrolled in primary grades. It attracts the families below poverty line to send their children to schools.

The transition from the primary school to secondary also results in large drop outs. The shift towards more autonomy is not always welcomed by the already enrolled students, thus leading to a decrease in the school life years. The need for employment at younger years and the failure in promotion to the next grade also conditions the number of drop outs.

The trend of home schooling has been subjected to debate. The dissatisfaction with the academic curriculum and multiple vocational opportunities have led to pulling out of school children leading to decrease in school years.

Australia, ranks the highest in the school life expectancy rates (15.8 years), owing to its evolution as an international education hub. Education has thus become third largest economic sector for Australia. The country’s openness and commitment to multiculturalism has also attracted international students.

The Scandinavian countries, grounded in the welfare-state ideology, believe in inclusiveness and equitable opportunities for all students. They show high School Life Expectancy Rates, ranging from 14.37years-15.13 years. The national curricula of the Scandinavian countries are student oriented including creativity, collaboration and communication.

On the other hand, African countries like South Sudan, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Djibouti face education crisis, with one-in-three chidden still out of school. The stalling of primary education and lack of basic literacy, deprives them of opportunities to escape poverty. The gulf between the African countries and the rest of the world has led to a learning deficit in these nations, starving the firms and economy of a comprehensive skill development and economic growth.

Below lying is a table depicting the School Life Expectancy Rates around the World-:

Countries

School Life
Expectancy

Years

Countries

School Life
Expectancy

Years

Australia

15.81

2016

Nepal

11.61

2016

Niue

15.7

2015

Romania

11.6

2016

Belgium

15.64

2015

Bulgaria

11.57

2016

Curaçao

15.62

2013

Colombia

11.57

2016

Sweden

15.13

2015

Iran

11.57

2015

Iceland

15.1

2015

Sao Tome and Principe

11.56

2016

Denmark

14.79

2016

Burundi

11.55

2016

Finland

14.67

2016

Tokelau

11.55

2016

United Kingdom

14.66

2015

Qatar

11.52

2016

Ireland

14.37

2016

Uzbekistan

11.43

2016

Netherlands

14.1

2016

Vanuatu

11.42

2015

Saudi Arabia

14.07

2014

Russia

11.41

2016

New Zealand

13.9

2016

Belarus

11.4

2016

Tuvalu

13.86

2015

Togo

11.4

2011

Norway

13.8

2016

Indonesia

11.39

2016

Spain

13.74

2016

Egypt

11.37

2016

Palau

13.66

2014

Malaysia

11.3

2016

Slovenia

13.49

2015

Timor-Leste

11.26

2016

Tunisia

13.39

2016

Macedonia

11.25

2015

Seychelles

13.35

2016

Nauru

11.14

2016

Switzerland

13.35

2016

Bahamas

11.13

2016

Italy

13.28

2015

Peru

11.11

2016

Liechtenstein

13.26

2016

Bolivia

11.09

2016

Czechia

13.25

2015

eswatini

11.07

2015

Portugal

13.25

2016

Paraguay

11.01

2012

France

13.16

2015

India

10.99

2016

Uruguay

13.13

2015

Kyrgyzstan

10.99

2016

Thailand

13.12

2015

Malawi

10.93

2016

Dominica

13.1

2015

Barbados

10.92

2016

Argentina

13.08

2015

Cabo Verde

10.86

2016

Germany

13.04

2015

Antigua and Barbuda

10.83

2015

Luxembourg

13

2015

Morocco

10.82

2012

Malta

12.96

2016

Ghana

10.81

2016

Brunei Darussalam

12.95

2016

Comoros

10.79

2014

Ecuador

12.92

2016

Dominican Republic

10.78

2016

Sri Lanka

12.91

2016

Rwanda

10.76

2016

Suriname

12.86

2015

Ukraine

10.76

2014

Oman

12.82

2016

Bangladesh

10.74

2016

Poland

12.8

2016

Guyana

10.72

2012

Canada

12.79

2016

Armenia

10.64

2015

Algeria

12.77

2011

Solomon Islands

10.6

2012

Brazil

12.72

2015

Papua New Guinea

10.5

2012

Tonga

12.7

2014

El Salvador

10.47

2016

Costa Rica

12.68

2016

Palestine

10.44

2016

Cook Islands

12.62

2016

Bermuda

10.43

2015

Mauritius

12.62

2016

Puerto Rico

10.41

2015

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

12.59

2016

Turkmenistan

10.4

2014

Fiji

12.52

2012

Philippines

10.36

2015

Israel

12.49

2016

Singapore

10.35

2016

Hong Kong

12.48

2016

Panama

10.34

2015

Turkey

12.44

2015

Laos

10.22

2016

Samoa

12.43

2016

Madagascar

10.13

2016

Georgia

12.39

2016

Venezuela

10.1

2016

Latvia

12.36

2015

Congo

10.06

2012

South Africa

12.3

2015

Tajikistan

10.06

2013

Estonia

12.29

2015

Marshall Islands

9.97

2016

San Marino

12.24

2012

Lesotho

9.91

2016

Lithuania

12.2

2016

Zimbabwe

9.9

2013

Bahrain

12.18

2016

Sierra Leone

9.75

2016

Mexico

12.18

2016

Afghanistan

9.72

2015

Mongolia

12.15

2016

Moldova

9.67

2015

Belize

12.13

2016

Mozambique

9.35

2015

Hungary

12.13

2016

Guatemala

9.31

2016

Grenada

12.12

2016

Democratic Republic of the Congo

9.25

2015

United Arab Emirates

12.12

2016

Côte d’Ivoire

9.11

2016

Cuba

12.08

2015

Angola

9.1

2011

Albania

12.07

2016

Honduras

9.05

2016

Japan

12.06

2015

Liberia

9.03

2015

Montenegro

12.06

2016

Lebanon

8.93

2016

Slovakia

12.06

2015

Yemen

8.66

2016

Macao

12.04

2016

Guinea

8.52

2014

Benin

12.01

2015

Senegal

8.47

2016

Austria

11.99

2016

Ethiopia

8.27

2015

British Virgin Islands

11.98

2015

Myanmar

8.25

2014

China

11.95

2013

Burkina Faso

8.2

2016

Kazakhstan

11.92

2016

Pakistan

8.1

2016

Chile

11.91

2016

Mauritania

8.05

2016

Cyprus

11.9

2015

Tanzania

7.93

2013

Kuwait

11.89

2015

Central African Republic

7.42

2016

Republic of Korea

11.84

2015

Mali

7.16

2016

Aruba

11.8

2012

Syrian Arab Republic

6.95

2013

United States of America

11.77

2015

Chad

6.87

2016

Serbia

11.73

2016

Sudan

6.71

2015

Cameroon

11.72

2016

Djibouti

6.28

2016

Croatia

11.72

2016

Niger

6.09

2016

Greece

11.64

2015

Eritrea

5.23

2015

Bhutan

11.63

2016

South Sudan

5

2015

 

 

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