The country had a total of 38.5 million persons aged 5 to 24 years. This population group comprised 41.8 percent of the 92.1 million household population.
Of the total population 5 to 24 years old, 24.9 million persons or 64.5 percent had attended school at anytime from June 2009 to March 2010. There were more males than females who attended school at anytime during the said school year. Males accounted for 50.8 percent of the total population 5 to 24 years old who attended school at anytime during that school year.
School attendance was higher among females than males. Females aged 5 to 24 years who attended school during the school year 2009-2010 comprised 64.9 percent of all females in this age group. In comparison, 64.1 percent of all males aged 5 to 24 years old have attended school in the same school year.