Egypt

Background Information

Region

Middle East & North Africa

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

26% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

13,143,232 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

10,657,574 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

17%

Source: UNSDG, 2014

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

54

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

36%

Source: DHS, 2014

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

15%

Source: DHS, 2014

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Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

12

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure

No data available

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

  • Primary 100%

    (2016)

  • Lower secondary 100%

    (2016)

  • Upper secondary 100%

    (2016)

Source: UIS

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 92%

  • Male 90%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 81%

  • Male 79%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 41%

  • Male 43%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 3%

  • Male 3%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school
  • Female 11%

  • Male 10%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school
  • Female 31%

  • Male 25%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

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