GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Education Worldwide Statistics [Current Data]

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"The global literacy rate for adults aged 15 and above is 86.3%."

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"Over 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics."

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"Education accounts for 4.8% of global gross domestic product (GDP)."

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"Worldwide, there were more than 1.67 billion students affected by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020."

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"Approximately 262 million children and youth are out of school."

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"The global gender parity index for primary education is 0.99, meaning near-parity between boys and girls."

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"Only 66% of countries have achieved gender parity in primary education, 45% in lower secondary education, and 25% in upper secondary education."

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"Around 69% of schools in low-income countries have access to basic drinking water services."

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"The international student mobility rate has increased significantly, from 0.9 million in 1995 to 5.6 million in 2019."

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"Education expenditure in OECD countries averaged 5.1% of GDP in 2018."

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"In 2020, global investments in education technology reached $16.1 billion."

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"There are over 12,500 international schools worldwide, providing education to more than 6.7 million students."

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"An estimated 53% of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read and understand a simple text by age 10."

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"The number of out-of-school children of primary school age declined from 100 million to 59 million between 2000 and 2020."

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"South Korea has the highest tertiary education completion rate for people aged 25-34 years, reaching 70%."

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"In 2020, the highest recorded rate of students enrolled in primary education was in Lebanon, at 88.3 students per 100 capita."

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