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Completion Rates

The completion rate is the number of learners who have successfully completed a given grade (in a given year), expressed as a percentage of the total number of learners of official school age for that grade. At national level, Muchinga province had the second lowest completion rates at both grade nine (9) and twelve (12) in the year 2015 at 35.3% and 19.4% respectively. At grade twelve (12), Muchinga had the lowest completion rates for girls in the country at 12.8%. Early marriages and poverty could be some of the major contributors to the problem.

 

Table 5.2: Completion Rates for Grade 7, 9 and 12 by sex and province

  Grade 7 Grade 9 Grade 12
  Male Female All Male Female All Male Female All
National 88% 83.8% 85.8% 59.6% 55.2% 57.3% 34.3% 27.4% 30.8%
Provinces
Central 109.0% 107.8% 108.4% 74.7% 68.9% 71.8% 35.7% 29.2% 32.4%
Copperbelt 83.0% 85.8% 84.4% 83.8% 83.5% 83.6% 70.6% 64.4% 67.4%
Eastern 78.0% 70.8% 74.4% 42.1% 37.5% 39.8% 22.6% 14.7% 18.8%
Luapula 91.4% 75.9% 83.6% 55.7% 44.2% 50.0% 28.9% 22.0% 25.5%
Lusaka 82.9% 81.5% 82.2% 60.0% 53.8% 56.7% 31.5% 21.5% 25.9%
Muchinga 90.7% 70.3% 80.4% 37% 33.0% 35.3% 26.2% 12.8% 19.4%
North Weastern 107.9% 99.5% 103.8% 83.5% 70.8% 77.3% 44.4% 35.6% 40.0%
Northern 78.4% 64.9% 71.8% 24.8% 22.5% 23.7% 19.7% 13.2% 16.5%
Southern 90.6% 93.4% 92.0% 59.6% 55.3% 57.4% 22.4% 18.8% 20.6%
Western 83.2% 85.8% 84.5% 62.7% 61.1% 61.9% 25.8% 23.7% 24.7%

Source: 2015 Ministry of General Education Statistical Bulletin