Human Development Data for the Arab States

School enrollment, secondary (% gross)

Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Secondary education completes the provision of basic education that began at the primary level, and aims at laying the foundations for lifelong learning and human development, by offering more subject- or skill-oriented instruction using more specialized teachers.

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


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria 31.2 62 .. 83.4 86.3 89.2 92 94.9 ..
Bahrain 57.5 97.4 98.7 108 103 .. .. .. ..
Comoros .. .. 28.9 46.3 .. .. .. .. ..
Djibouti 8.6 10.7 13.6 22.6 22.3 25.4 29.2 30.2 ..
Iraq 51.5 43.7 37.5 49.4 51.2 52.9 .. .. ..
Jordan 76.4 79.9 84.2 86.1 88.9 89.7 91.1 .. ..
Kuwait 77.6 82.6 108 111 105 104 101 .. ..
Lebanon 57.8 61 .. .. 83.6 83.2 82.7 83.6 81.4
Mauritania .. 13.6 18.2 22.7 23.7 23.9 22.3 23.9 24.4
Morocco 23.7 37.5 38.1 49.7 52.7 56.1 .. .. ..
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 80.6 92.1 92.6 91.6 89.6 88.1 86
Oman 8.3 39.4 75.5 .. .. .. .. 100 101
Qatar 62.1 83.2 87.5 112 104 86.7 86.1 86.7 93.7
Saudi Arabia .. .. .. 89.7 91.3 92.8 94 97.5 104
Somalia 4 .. .. .. .. 7.8 .. .. ..
Sudan 14 .. 25.3 32 33.1 32.7 34.4 39 ..
Syrian Arab Republic 47.6 51 44.8 68.9 70.6 71.9 72.6 72.1 72.4
Tunisia 24.9 44 76.1 85.5 87.2 90.5 92.1 90.5 ..
United Arab Emirates 48.3 64.1 85.2 90.7 92.3 .. .. .. ..
Arab States 36.5 52 54.3 .. .. .. .. 73.6 ..
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) .. .. 60 69.1 70.7 73.2 74.5 76 ..
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. .. 86.1 87 87.6 88.3 88.6 89.1 ..
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) .. .. 83.4 88.1 88.1 88.1 89.1 89.6 ..
South Asia .. .. 43.6 49.6 50.4 52.3 54.6 54.6 ..
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. .. 25 31.1 32 33.3 34.8 36 ..
World .. .. 59.9 64.7 65.3 66.5 67.7 68 ..


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