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FEMALE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

School attendance is a baseline factor in determining student success. The attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It’s difficult for teachers and the school to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. In addition to falling behind in academics, students who are not in school on a regular basis are less likely to contribute positively to their communities.

When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to finish secondary school, setting them up for a strong future.

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways states can prepare their wards for success—both in school and in life.

2016 MIND THE GAP REPORT RANKINGS FOR FEMALE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE



RANK
STATE
PRIMARY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE*
SECONDARY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE*
#1


81.6%
77.4%
#2


74.2%
79.5%
#2


82.8%
71.1%
#4


75.1%
74.7%
#5


85.1%
68.5%
#6


78.8%
69.1%
#6


76.3%
70.9%
#8


71.9%
76.7%
#9


71.9%
73.9%
#10


68.5%
77.1%
#11


74.9%
67.1%
#11


77.1%
60.5%
#13


68.1%
72.7%
#14


72.9%
66.8%
#14


70%
70.1%
#16


65.3%
71.7%
#17


71.7%
64.8%
#17


73.7%
57.8%
#17


72.5%
61.5%
#17


75.4%
43.5%
#21


62.4%
70.5%
#22


65.6%
63.3%
#23


68.7%
50%
#24


63.1%
59.7%
#25


60.2%
46.7%
#26


61.6%
43.3%
#26


61.8%
29.2%
#28


51%
36.4%
#29


41.6%
20.3%
#29


39.8%
26.7%
#29


42.7%
16.2%
#29


28.5%
29.2%
#33


35.7%
22%
#34


29.1%
17.8%
#35


40%
11.9%
#36


25.8%
12.3%
#36


11.1%
14.9%


* - 2015 Estimates



Source:
National Bureau of Statistics
The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program
Kingmakers.com.ng Calculations



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