Nicaragua

Background Information

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

28% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

786,040 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

623,260 (UIS, 2020)

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

35%

Source: UNSDG, 2012

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

85

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15

No data available

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

44%

Source: DHS, 2001

Education Snapshot Back to Top

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

9

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2016

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

No data available

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 84%

  • Male 66%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 55%

  • Male 45%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 48%

  • Male 34%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 6%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school
  • Female 10%

  • Male 9%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school
  • Female 28%

  • Male 30%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

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