For the year 2014, government expenditure on education and training was estimated at about Rs 15,371 million, representing 13.5% of total expenditure.
2. Pre-primary education
Pre-primary schools numbered 957 in March 2014 with an enrolment of 30,142 children of whom around 50% were girls. The Gross Enrolment Ratio (number of students enrolled per 100 population aged 4-5) works out to 98% with an average of 13 pupils per teacher.
3. Primary education
As at March 2014, there were 320 primary schools with 103,686 pupils of whom 51% were boys. Total staff comprised 8,117 persons with 4,250 General Purpose Teachers and 1,379 Oriental Language teachers. The Gross Enrolment Ratio (number of students enrolled per 100 population aged 6-11) is 96% and the pupil/teacher (general purpose) ratio works out to 24.
4. Secondary education
As at March 2014, there were 176 schools providing secondary education in the general stream. The secondary school enrolment was 114,239 of whom 52% were girls. The number of teachers was 7,430. The Gross Enrolment Ratio (number of students enrolled per
100 population aged 12-19) works out to 73% and the pupil/teacher ratio 15.
Pre-vocational education was dispensed in 117 schools in March 2014 with an enrolment of 10,391 students and 980 teaching staff. Boys pre-dominated in these
pre-vocational schools representing around 65 % of enrolment. The pupil/teacher ratio was 11.
5. CPE, SC & HSC Results
Pass rate for the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) examination before re-sit increased from 68.8% in 2012 to 70.3% in 2013. With the introduction of re-sit exams in 2013, the pass rate among school candidates stood at 74.8%. For the Cambridge School Certificate (SC), the pass rate decreased slightly from 75.7% in 2012 to 75.0% in 2013. For the Cambridge Higher School Certificate (HSC), it decreased from 79.1% in 2012 to 77.9% in 2013.
6. Tertiary Education
Tertiary level enrolment went up by 1.9 %, from 49,625 in 2012 to 50,579 in 2013.