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Education: What is education?


“Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion and directed research.”


Pre-Primary education: What is pre-primary education?


“A preschool, also known as nursery school, pre-primary school, or play school, is an educational establishment or learning space offering early childhood education to children before they begin compulsory education at primary school. It may be publicly or privately operated, and may be subsidised from public funds.”


Primary Education: What is primary education?


“Primary education is typically the first stage of formal education, coming after preschool and before secondary school. Primary education takes place in primary school, the elementary school or first and middle school depending on the location.”


Secondary Education: What is secondary education?


“Secondary education covers two phases on the International Standard Classification of Education scale. Level 2 or lower secondary education is considered the second and final phase of basic education, and level 3 secondary education is the stage before tertiary education.”


Lower /Upper Secondary Education: What is lower secondary education?


“Lower Secondary EducationLowersecondary education is the final stage of compulsory schooling and lasts 3years (ages 12–15), followed by 3years of upper-secondary education (ages 16–18). From: International Encyclopedia of Education (Third Edition), 2010.”


Tertiary Education: What is tertiary education?


“Tertiary education, also referred to as third-level, third-stage or postsecondary education, is the educational level following the completion of a school providing a secondary education. The World Bank, for example, defines tertiary education as including universities as well as trade schools and colleges.”


Repeaters in Education: What is repeaters in education?


“Pupils repeating more than once in the same grade and those who repeat the same grade while transferring from one school to another. Students who were not studying in the same grade in the previous year should be excluded”


Gross Enrolment: What is gross enrolment?


“Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) or Gross Enrolment Index (GEI) is a statistical measure used in the education sector, and formerly by the UN in its Education Index, to determine the number of students enrolled in school at several different grade levels (like elementary, middle school and high school)”


Net Enrolment: What is net enrolment?


“The net enrolment ratio is the number of boys and girls of the age of a particular level of education that are enrolled in that level of education, expressed as a percentage of the total population in that age group”


Private enrolment: What is private enrolment?


“Total number of students in the given level of education enrolled in institutions that are not operated by a public authority but controlled and managed, whether for profit or not, by a private body (e.g., non-governmental organisation, religious body, special interest group, foundation or business enterprise)”

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