Table 7.2 :  STUDENT ENROLMENT BY EDUCATIONAL LEVEL AND SEX, 2008
Level No. of students % share
           
Both Sexes Male Female   Both Sexes Male Female % of females
Republic 93,433    47,738    45,695    100 100 100 49
Pre - Primary 15,536    7,824    7,712    17 16 17 50
Primary ( 1 - 7) 46,994    24,516    22,478    50 51 49 48
Lower Secondary ( 8 - 10) 28,164    13,979    14,185    30 29 31 50
Higher Secondary ( 11 - 12) 2,651    1,371    1,280    3 3 3 48
Special Classes  1_/ 88    48    40    0 0 0 45
Male' 27,007    13,583    13,424    100 100 100 50
Pre - Primary 5,007    2,497    2,510    19 18 19 50
Primary ( 1 - 7) 11,925    6,131    5,794    44 45 43 49
Lower Secondary ( 8 - 10) 8,360    4,091    4,269    31 30 32 51
Higher Secondary ( 11 - 12) 1,675    838    837    6 6 6 50
Special Classes  1_/ 40    26    14    0 0 0 35
Atolls 66,426    34,155    32,271    100 100 100 49
Pre - Primary 10,529    5,327    5,202    16 16 16 49
Primary ( 1 - 7) 35,069    18,385    16,684    53 54 52 48
Lower Secondary ( 8 - 10) 19,804    9,888    9,916    30 29 31 50
Higher Secondary ( 11 - 12) 976    533    443    1 2 1 45
Special Classes  1_/ 48    22    26      0 0 0 54
1_/  For children with special needs.
Source: Ministry of Education