enrollments may not produce high completion rates
In many countries, school enrollment rate provides a very different picture from one given by the completion rate. In Madagascar, for example, 80 percent of the students do not manage to complete the primary school education despite the country’s high enrollment rate.
Many countries are on track to achieve the goal. Many countries have
already reached the target. China, Mexico, and Russia are at near or
full enrollment. Others, such as Brazil, Bulgaria, and Laos made
rapid progress in the 1990s and are likely to reach the target by
2015. Yet, if current trends persist, children in more than half of
developing countries will not complete a full course of primary
education in 2015.