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The Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children
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Excluded from School in West and Central Africa

From the regional report West and Central Africa released in 2014. Source: UNICEF

1. Schooling profile by age

10 is the average inflexion age for the WCA region

in other words, the age at which the percentage of children who have never enrolled in school is minimal

 

On average, in WCA region

22% of 10 year old children are out-of-school
6% of 10 year old children have enrolled but later dropped out
72% of 10 year old children are attending school

late entry

11% of 6-12 years enter school late

over-aged students in primary school

32% are at least 3 years older than the official age for their grade

over-aged students in final year of primary school

34% are at least 3 years older than the official age for their grade

over-age adolescents

5% of primary school students are over 15 years

2. The 4 dimensions to consider

number of
out-of-school children
23 174 529
8 640 977
14 322 504
3 042 500

dimensions of
exclusion
DE2
children old
enough to go to
primary school
who are not
enrolled
DE3
children old
enough to go to
lower secondary
school who are not
enrolled
DE4
primary
students at risk
of dropping out
of primary
school
DE5
secondary
students at risk
of dropping out
of secondary
school

% excluded
amongst age
reference population
38%

min 7% – max 70%

34%

min 6% – max 73%

37%

min 16% – max 61%

38%

min 9% – max 63%

3. Schooling pathways of school aged children

Reference population: 17-18 year olds

4. Main factors of school exclusion

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