Human Development Data for the Arab States

Total enrollment, primary (% net)

Total enrollment is the number of pupils of the school-age group for primary education, enrolled either in primary or secondary education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group.

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


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Algeria 81.7 87.5 93 99 97.7 96.2 95.8 95.3
Bahrain 79.5 99 97.9 99.5 99.4 99.4 99.3 98.8
Comoros .. .. 73.5 .. .. 87.3 .. ..
Djibouti .. 29.3 27 35.1 38.3 41.7 45.3 44.6
Egypt .. .. 89.1 92.9 91.3 95.4 95.4 95.4
Iraq 92.6 84.8 86.1 87.8 87.7 87.5 .. ..
Jordan 98.6 .. 96.1 95.4 94 93.5 93.8 ..
Kuwait 83.1 63.7 88.4 86.5 88.5 94.1 93.4 ..
Lebanon .. .. .. .. 87.1 88.3 89.3 91.1
Libya .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Mauritania .. .. 62.6 75.9 78.9 80.2 76.9 76.3
Morocco 58.9 57 75.9 87.7 88.5 89.3 89.9 90.1
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 99.1 82.4 79.8 77.4 77.5 77.5
Oman 37.5 67.7 83.2 .. .. .. .. 81.2
Qatar 83.7 96 95.5 .. .. .. .. 98.4
Saudi Arabia .. .. .. 83 83.8 84.5 84.6 86.4
Somalia 13.7 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sudan .. .. 41.9 .. .. .. .. ..
Syrian Arab Republic 86.3 92 96.1 .. .. .. .. ..
Tunisia 80.4 92.6 96.7 99.4 99.2 99.3 99.5 99.4
United Arab Emirates 75.7 99.5 80.3 95.3 97.9 99 98.4 97.7
Yemen .. .. 58.6 75.3 .. .. 73 ..
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) .. .. 93.8 93.4 93.4 94.4 .. ..
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. .. 94.1 92.6 93.5 93.8 93.7 93.5
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) .. .. 94 95.4 95.4 95.3 94.9 95.1
South Asia .. .. 79.7 89 88.9 90 90.7 90.7
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) .. .. 60 70.3 72.4 73.7 75.7 76.3
World .. .. 84.5 88.2 88.4 89.2 89.8 89.7


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