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Basic education access


Basic education access is usually called "Education Index", and is a part of the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI). The Education Index measures adult literacy rate, counting 2/3; and school enrollment ration (from primary through to secondary), counting 1/3.
It measures not what is most interesting, the quality of the curriculum, the education methods and the qualifications of the teachers. For many developing countries, these factors are of far greater importance than the universal enrollment rate. Even worse, the Education Index reflects absolutely nothing in relation to higher education in a country.
LookLex includes the Education index not because of its general usability, but as an indicator for accessibility to basic education. Using the Education Index to indicate the general standard of a country's education system would be completely deceitful. That is the reason why we have renamed it to "Basic education access".
All in all, 182 countries are listed.

2009
MENA rank World rank Score (1.000 max)
1. Israel 36. ↓3 0.947 +.017
2. Libya 60. ↓1 0.898 +.004
3. Bahrain 63. 0.893 +.003
4. Qatar 71. - 0.888 -
5. Palestine 77. ↓3 0.886 +.002
6. ↑1 Kuwait 91. ↓2 0.872 +.008
7. ↓1 Jordan 93. ↓14 0.870 -0.010
8. Lebanon 97. ↓1 0.857 +.012
9. United Arab Emirates 107. ↓1 0.838 +.020
10. ↓1 Turkey 110. ↓5 0.828 +.004
11. ↑1 Saudi Arabia 110. ↓2 0.828 +.013
12. Iran 118. ↓6 0.793 -.011
13. Oman 119. ↓4 0.790 +.003
14. Syria 124. ↓3 0.773 +.004
15. Tunisia 125. ↓2 0.772 +.006
16. Algeria 129. ↓3 0.748 +.005
17. Egypt 136. ↓9 0.697 -.034
18. Iraq 137. - 0.695 -
19. Yemen 155. ↓10 0.574 -.045
20. Morocco 155. ↓5 0.575 +.011
21. ↑1 Mauritania 161. ↓2 0.541 +.004
22. ↓1 Sudan 163. ↓4 0.539 ±0





By Tore Kjeilen