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EDUCLC
Educational attainment, Saint Lucia

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      class Educlc:public Editor {

public:
    Educlc(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::lc1991a:
        {
            if (LC1991A_0429() == 3) {
                if (LC1991A_0433() == 1)
                    a = 21;
                if (LC1991A_0433() == 2)
                    a = 22;
                if (LC1991A_0433() == 3)
                    a = 23;
                if (LC1991A_0433() == 4)
                    a = 24;
                if (LC1991A_0433() == 5)
                    a = 25;
                if (LC1991A_0433() == 6)
                    a = 26;
                if (LC1991A_0433() == 7)
                    a = 27;
                if (LC1991A_0433() == 8)
                    a = 28;
            }
        }
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

EDUCLC indicates the person's educational attainment in Saint Lucia in terms of the level of schooling completed.

Comparability — General

Saint Lucia has a 3-4-5 system, which consists of 7 years of primary and 5 years of secondary.

The primary education comprises three stages: infants (grades K and 1-2), junior primary (grades 3-6), and senior primary (grades 7-9). Primary education typically begins at age 5. By the end of 6th grade, students take the Common Entrance Examination (CEE) and, if successful, they proceed to secondary education. For students not promoted to secondary, three additional grades (7-9) are offered in the senior primary level (which are parallel to the earlier grades in secondary); these students correspond to the category "primary, grade 7 or higher" in 1991 and should have been included under "primary" in 1980.

Secondary education comprises 5 grades (forms 1-5). After completing secondary, students can move to higher education institutions or to skills/technical training.

In 1980, secondary education is divided in three categories, but no further detail is provided. The 1991 sample distinguishes grades within primary education and it also includes post-secondary / pre-university as an education level.

In addition to EDUCLC, the 1980 and 1991 samples include related unharmonized variables indicating the highest exam passed or certificate obtained.

Universe

  • All persons

Availability

  • Saint Lucia: 1980, 1991