Table 7.2 :  STUDENT ENROLMENT BY EDUCATIONAL LEVEL AND SEX, 2011
                 
Level No. of students   % share
Both Sexes Male Female   Both Sexes Male Female % of females
Republic 86,946 44,358 42,588   0 0 0 49
Pre - Primary 17,885 9,024 8,861   21 20 21 50
Primary ( 1 - 7) 40,435 21,061 19,374   47 47 45 48
Lower Secondary ( 8 - 10) 22,788 11,693 11,095   26 26 26 49
Higher Secondary ( 11 - 12) 5,604 2,445 3,159   6 6 7 56
Special Classes  1_/ 234 135 99   0 0 0 42
Male' 25,064 12,641 12,423   0 0 0 50
Pre - Primary 5,257 2,654 2,603   21 0 0 50
Primary ( 1 - 7) 10,361 5,339 5,022   41 0 0 48
Lower Secondary ( 8 - 10) 6,458 3,288 3,170   26 0 0 49
Higher Secondary ( 11 - 12) 2,916 1,315 1,601   12 0 0 55
Special Classes  1_/ 72 45 27   0 0 0 38
Atolls 61,882 31,717 30,165   0 0 0 49
Pre - Primary 12,628 6,370 6,258   20 0 0 50
Primary ( 1 - 7) 30,074 15,722 14,352   49 0 0 48
Lower Secondary ( 8 - 10) 16,330 8,405 7,925   26 0 0 49
Higher Secondary ( 11 - 12) 2,688 1,130 1,558   4 0 0 58
Special Classes  1_/ 162 90 72   0 0 0 44
1_/  For children with special needs.              
Source: Ministry of Education