Report

The Cost and Benefits of Education in Iraq

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
,
Government of Iraq
Published
Topic(s)
Education Policy
School Management
Levels of Learning - Secondary Education
Programme Cycle - Implementation

There has been remarkable progress in education in Iraq. Enrolment in primary education grew tremendously over the past decade, increasing at about 4.1% per year. As of 2015-2016, 9.2 million students are enrolled across all education levels in Iraq. The total enrolment in primary education almost doubled to six million children in 2012 from 3.6 million in 2000. Girls’ enrolment grew at all levels and at faster rates than boys’ enrolment, although they are still enrolled in lower numbers than boys and tend to drop out at a higher rate.