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Education is less equitable in higher grades in Sri Lanka

SocialJul 27, 2020
Education is less equitable in higher grades in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s basic education is almost universally available. Yet participation falls at higher levels of education. children from lower-income groups have less access to education at A-level, where enrolment rates vary from 29% for children in the poorest 10% of households to 73% for children in the richest 10% of households. This is partly due to disparities in O-level success rates by income groups. Disparities in education completion are most prominent in O-level and A-level success rates. - Priyanka Jayawardana-Research Economist at IPS

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