As per statistics – only 12 percent of the youth population in the Maldives has attained higher education.
The statistics released on the occasion of National Youth Day by National Bureau of Statistics indicate that 45 percent of the overall population in Maldives – is youths. The total youth population being 257,215 individuals; 188,092 are males and the remaining 69,123 are females.
Educational statistics pertaining youths recorded in 2019 show that 77 percent of the youth population had completed in secondary education. However, only 12 percent had completed higher education.
From the youth population – 99 percent of the females were literate in Dhivehi and 95 percent were literate in English. Meanwhile, 97 percent of the males were literate in Dhivehi and 91 percent were literate in English.
In 2019 – 41 percent of the female youth population were not employed nor in the education system. Statistics Bureau cites the reason for this is many females working from home whilst taking care of their families. Only 15 percent of the male youth population were not employed nor in the education system.
The unemployment rate of youths in 2019 stood at 7.3 percent as per statistics.