Table 7.2 :  STUDENT ENROLMENT BY EDUCATIONAL LEVEL AND SEX, 2010
Level No. of students % share
  Both Sexes Male Female Both Sexes Male Female % of females
Republic 87,600    44,882    42,718    100 100 100 49
Pre - Primary 17,623    8,930    8,693    20 20 20 49
Primary ( 1 - 7) 41,955    21,902    20,053    48 49 47 48
Lower Secondary ( 8 - 10) 24,588    12,180    12,408    28 27 29 50
Higher Secondary ( 11 - 12) 3,243    1,766    1,477    4 4 3 46
Special Classes  1_/ 191    104    87    0 0 0 46
Male' 25,565    13,175    12,390    100 100 100 48
Pre - Primary 5,657    2,875    2,782    22 22 22 49
Primary ( 1 - 7) 10,867    5,566    5,301    43 42 43 49
Lower Secondary ( 8 - 10) 7,070    3,619    3,451    28 27 28 49
Higher Secondary ( 11 - 12) 1,903    1,071    832    7 8 7 44
Special Classes  1_/ 68    44    24    0 0 0 35
Atolls 62,035    31,707    30,328    100 100 100 49
Pre - Primary 11,966    6,055    5,911    19 19 19 49
Primary ( 1 - 7) 31,088    16,336    14,752    50 52 49 47
Lower Secondary ( 8 - 10) 17,518    8,561    8,957    28 27 30 51
Higher Secondary ( 11 - 12) 1,340    695    645    2 2 2 48
Special Classes  1_/ 123    60    63      0 0 0 51
1_/  For children with special needs.
Source: Ministry of Education