02 December, 2005

By the numbers

2004: UAE nationals

males age 15-19: 67,000
females age 15-19: 62,000
(Tanmia estimates)

males enrolled in secondary education: 49,163
females enrolled in secondary education: 53,116
(Ministry of Education)

males enrolled in higher education: 14,274
females enrolled in higher education: 27,262
(Ministry of Education)

males graduating from higher education: 4,546
females graduating from higher education: 8,597
(Ministry of Education)


[Source: UAE Human Resources Report 2005. Tanmia.]

Update: Girl in the Locker Room! makes an excellent point about similar US numbers: Men aren't disappearing from campus, it's just that their numbers are growing slower than those for women.


samuraisam said...

I noticed in my school that there were quite a few people who actually couldn't proceed through finishing high school diploma, but only 3 or 4 failed completely.
the requirements are ridiculously low, i think an E grade in english or something.

secretdubai said...

I was just notified of a comment here which I went to delete after seeing the link it plugged.

Did someone already delete it? If so, huge congratulations.

samuraisam said...

ooh, what was the comment?

John B. Chilton said...

I deleted it. It appeared virtually the same time as the post, and appeared not to be a response to the post. Purely some human posting his link at random to random blogs - I suspect. And besides that the content was stupid. I delete comments with very great reluctance, but this one was deserved.

So, back to the discussion of today's education patterns.

Anonymous said...

what was comment about

Mohamed Elzubeir said...

Those figures about post-secondary education don't tell the full story. It is a LOT more likely for males to enroll in universities abroad than females in the UAE.. and so it would be quite unfair to look at those numbers without taking other variables into consideration.

John B. Chilton said...


Does the UAE government publish numbers on the number of students who study abroad?

I agree that it is primarily males. I doubt that it is enough to close the gap. Far more women are obtaining higher education.

Also, the numbers I cited do not show the difference between secondary school _completion_ rates of males and females.

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