EDUCATION                                      
    1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Student Enrolment in Maldives 62,573 35,415 73,642 43,153 83,855 87,878 90,597 93,375 97,323 101,081 105,356 106,391 106,220 104,408 104,214 102,073 100,241 97,131 79886 1_/
  Government Schools          25,608       27,843       32,475       35,138       36,693          39,032          40,935          43,757          46,352          49,721          53,413          56,224          56,579          58,682          57,139          83,563          82,177          79,439 76420
  Private Schools            7,226         7,572         7,388         8,015         8,500            9,281            9,509            8,323            8,812            8,836            9,591            9,719            8,764            8,186            9,033            8,665            8,373            7,340 1,269
  Community Schools          29,739       32,680       33,779       35,486       38,662          39,565          40,153          41,295          42,159          42,524          42,352          40,448          40,877          37,540          38,042  9,845***             9,691          10,352 2197
Student Enrolment by Level                                      
  Pre - Primary Enrolment (NURS, LKG, UKG)  -            9,379         9,592         9,443          11,198          10,530          10,682          11,508          12,031          12,894          12,809          12,886          11,206          13,075          13,505          14,325          14,851          10,333
  Primary Enrolment (Grades 1 - 7)          14,268         55,640       60,470       65,289          67,312          69,487          72,641          73,519          74,050          73,522          71,054          68,242          66,169          63,300          57,873          54,692          50,270          48,553
  Secondary Enrolment (Grades 8 - 10)            1,626           5,411         6,193         6,699            6,993            8,127            9,653          11,845          14,531          18,254          21,644          23,903          25,486          26,141          28,646          28,966          29,417          28,375
  Higher Secondary Enrolment (Grades 11 - 12)                152              279            313            336                327                307                399                436                457                638                824            1,131            1,481            1,622            1,942            2,156            2,486            2,958
  Special Classes  -            2,933         2,071         2,088            2,048            2,146  *   15**   12**   48**   60**   58**   66**   76**   107**                 102                107                152
Education Expenditure as % of National Budget  -                           13                  15                  16                  20                  18                  20                  18                  20                  20                  20                  15                  15                  16 15
Student/Teacher Ratio   -                           31                  28                  25                  25                  23                  22                  21                  19                  17                  20                  18                  15                  14 12
Gross Primary Enrolment Ratio   na   na   na   na   na   na   na                 128                124                120                116                127                128                129                129                123                121                112 109
Gross Lower Secondary Enrolment Ratio   na   na   na   na   na   na   na                   46                  55                  65                  79                  88                  95                101                105                118                122                125 129
Gross Higher Secondary Enrolment Ratio   na   na   na   na   na   na   na                     3                    3                    3                    5                    6                    7                    7                  10                  12                  13                  22 25
Net Primary Enrolment Ratio   na   na   na   na   na   na   na                 100                  99                  99                  98                  98                100                100                100                100                105                  99 101
Net Lower Secondary Enrolment Ratio   na   na   na   na   na   na   na                   19                  22                  28                  37                  43                  44                  52                  52                  65                  71                  69 70
Net Higher Secondary Enrolment Ratio   na   na   na   na   na   na   na                     1                    0                    1                    1                    1                    2                    2                    4                    7                    8                    4 6
Enrolment by Sex                                      
Republic                                        
  Both sexes          62,926       68,095       73,642       78,639       83,855          87,878          90,597          93,375          97,323        101,081        105,356        106,391        106,220        104,408        104,214        102,073        100,241          97,131          90,371
  Male          32,372       34,902       37,636       40,049       42,767          44,643          46,090          47,373          49,427          51,394          53,455          53,943          53,912          52,915          52,905          51,852          51,183          49,435          46,831
  Female          30,554       33,193       36,006       38,590       41,088          43,235          44,507          46,002          47,896          49,687          51,901          52,448          52,308          51,493          51,309          50,221          49,058          47,696          43,540
Male'            20,765       22,068       22,802       23,177       23,500          24,570          25,641          26,190          27,057          27,714          28,547          28,306          28,243          28,950          29,307          30,036          29,345          29,777          25,831
Atolls            42,161       46,027       50,840       55,462       60,355          63,308          64,956          67,185          70,266          73,367          76,809          78,085          77,977          75,458          74,907          72,037          70,896          67,354          64,540
Educational Institutions                263            265            262            265            264                262                263                264                272                284                301                314                322                315                337                334                349                342 232
Male'                    22               20               17               17               17                  17                  17                  18                  18                  20                  21                  21                  22                  22                  21                  22                  22                  22 22
Atolls                  241            245            245            248            247                245                246                246                254                264                280                293                300                293                316                312                327                320 210
* Most students in special classes have been absorbed into the mainstream classes                          
** Physically handicapped students                                      
*** 135 community schools were converted to government schools in 2005 due to educational policy change                        
1_/Total excludes the number of students in pre-primary and special classes