Education Statistics - 2015
Government expenditure on education and training is estimated at about Rs 7,867 million for the first six months, January to June 2015, and for the financial year 2015/2016 it is estimated at Rs 16,003 million, representing 13.5% and 13.3% of total expenditure respectively.
2. Pre-primary education
Pre-primary schools numbered 939 in March 2015 with an enrolment of 29,832 children of whom around 50% were girls. The Gross Enrolment Ratio (number of students enrolled per 100 population aged 4-5) works out to 101% with an average of 13 pupils per teacher.
3. Primary education
As at March 2015, there were 320 primary schools with 103,642 pupils of whom 51% were boys. Total staff comprised 7,954 persons including 4,074 General Purpose Teachers and 1,277 Oriental Language teachers. The Gross Enrolment Ratio (number of students enrolled per 100 population aged 6-11) is 99% and the pupil/teacher (general purpose) ratio works out to 25.
4. Secondary education
As at March 2015, there were 177 schools providing secondary education in the general stream. The secondary school enrolment was 114,311 of whom 52% were girls. The number of teachers was 7,480. 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 119 schools in March 2015 with an enrolment of 10,660 students and 890 teaching staff. Boys pre-dominated in these
pre-vocational schools representing around 65 % of enrolment. The pupil/teacher ratio was 12.
5. CPE, SC & HSC Results
Pass rate for the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE) examination before re-sit showed a decrease from 70.3% in 2013 to 69.4% in 2014. The pass rate among re-sit school candidates stood at 72.9%. For the Cambridge School Certificate (SC), the pass rate decreased from 75.0% in 2013 to 73.4% in 2014. For the Cambridge Higher School Certificate (HSC), it decreased from 77.9% to 75.4%.
6. Tertiary Education
Tertiary level enrolment remained almost at the same level as in 2013: 50,608 students in 2014 compared to 50,579 in 2013.