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What is the Gross Enrollment Ratio in secondary education? - Answers

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What is the Gross Enrollment Ratio in secondary education?

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Education is the foundation of the overall development of a nation. One educated citizen holds the potential of working equivalent to four times an uneducated citizen can.

Nations around the world have given significant emphasis to the development of education so that it can produce students who can help in the economic growth of their respective nations. Economic growth is measured by multiple parameters of which Research and Development plays an important role. Research and Development promotes innovation and optimum utilization of resources.

But there are many nations where education is still a neglected sector mainly due to years of civil war, economic and political instability, and other factors.

The Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) is a statistical tool used in the education sector to determine the number of students enrolled at all levels of education in various countries. It is regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the population of official secondary education age.

Here is a table representing the World Bank 2015 report on Gross Enrollment Ratio in secondary education.

Country Name GER (%) 2015 in Sec. education
Belgium 163.9
Australia 158.1
Finland 150
Sweden 140.4
Netherlands 133.5
Denmark 130.3
Spain 129.5
Ireland 127.2
The United Kingdom 125.5
Costa Rica 123.1
Thailand 120.6
Iceland 119.1
Portugal 118.2
Liechtenstein 116.1
New Zealand 114.7
Norway 113
Latvia 112.2
Uruguay 111.6
France 111.1
Canada 110.9
Estonia 110.9
Slovenia 109.8
Kazakhstan 109.4
Barbados 108.5
Ecuador 107.7
Argentina 107.1
Poland 106.6
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 106.4
The Czech Republic 105
Belarus 104.8
Russia 104.4
Lithuania 103.6
Oman 103.3
Italy 103.2
Turkey 103.1
Hungary 103
South Africa 102.8
Israel 102.5
Bulgaria 102.3
Japan 102.1
Bahrain 102.1
Luxembourg 102
Georgia 101.8
Hong Kong 101.4
Switzerland 101.2
Germany 101.1
Dominica 100.5
Cuba 100.4
Korea, South 100.2
Austria 100.1
Chile 99.9
Cyprus 99.8
Brazil 99.7
Greece 99.3
Grenada 99.2
British Virgin Islands 98.7
Croatia 98.2
Colombia 98.1
Kuwait 97.5
Mauritius 97.4
United States of America 97.2
Serbia 96.7
Tuvalu 96
Brunei 95.8
Albania 95.8
Peru 95.7
Mexico 95.3
Macao 94.9
Malta 94.8
Antigua and Barbuda 93.6
Kyrgyzstan 93.3
Korea, North 93
Montenegro 92.7
Seychelles 92.3
Uzbekistan 91.6
Mongolia 91.4
Qatar 91.2
Slovakia 91
Romania 90.9
Venezuela 89.4
Iran 88.9
Philippines 88.3
St. Lucia 88.2
Tunisia 88.2
Indonesia 87.3
Puerto Rico 86.5
Bolivia 86.4
Moldova 86.1
Armenia 86
Cabo Verde 85.3
Malaysia 85
Samoa 84.9
Palestine 83.2
Bhutan 82.9
Sao Tome and Principe 82
Macedonia 81.9
Belize 80.8
Jamaica 80.6
Suriname 78.5
The Dominican Republic 77.8
Marshall Islands 76.6
Panama 75.8
El Salvador 75.7
India 74
Bermuda 71.5
Timor-Leste 68
Nepal 67.1
Swaziland 67
Guatemala 64.5
Laos 63.6
Honduras 63.5
Bangladesh 63.4
Lebanon 61.3
Cameroon 60.7
Ghana 59.4
Benin 58.8
Vanuatu 54.8
Afghanistan 53.9
Lesotho 53.5
Senegal 50.2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 46.2
Sudan 45.8
Burundi 45.1
Pakistan 44.4
Djibouti 43.3
Cote d’Ivoire 43.3
Mali 41.7
Malawi 38.8
Madagascar 38.5
Sierra Leone 38.2
Liberia 37.4
Rwanda 37.4
Ethiopia 35.1
Burkina Faso 33.7
Eritrea 33.1
Mozambique 32.9
Mauritania 30.3
Chad 22.5
Niger 20.6
South Sudan 9.9

Data Source: World Bank

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