A snapshot of three key indicators for universal basic education in Papua New Guinea: What have we l
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A snapshot of three key indicators for universal basic education in Papua New Guinea: What have we l

7 October 2022

Summary

In doing so, the report provides an the Government suggests rigorous efforts to bring aged six overview of the performance of each district and province in children to enrol in elementary school and hence, reduce the PNG. [...] on the status of basic education at the district level in order to inform and challenge province, district and community level The Net Admission Rate (NAR) is the number of six-year-olds authorities to take appropriate actions and improve the status entering elementary prep as a percentage of the population of of UBE. [...] To minimise the enrolment of overage and underage children, the implementation of enrolment policies should be closely monitored to ensure that Sources: Calculations from the 2011 National Population Census and the EMIS data, DoE, 2015 and 2019, by the authors. [...] The agreed definition in PNG context is to take the Figure 2: Grade 8 average exam scores by age in 2015 number enrolled in the final year of basic education (Grade 8), minus the number who started the elementary prep. [...] In the absence of data on repeaters, a proxy estimate of basic education completions has been taken of only the first component – that is the number enrolled in grade eight, as a percentage of the number who started in elementary prep nine Sources: Calculations from the Provincial Division of Education and the years earlier (start of school at elementary prep and continuous MSD data, DoE, 2015, by.

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