The staggering statistic released by CAPMAS declares that around 33.3 million of Egypt's population is under the age of 18.
Causing jaws to drop across the nation is the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) which declared that 33.3 million of Egypt’s population is under the age of 18, accounting for 36.6 percent of the total population.
The staggering statistic was released by CAPMAS on Sunday with the number of boys reaching 17.2 million accounting for 51.7% of the total number of children. Meanwhile, the number of girls reached 16.1 million as of June 2016.
Children between the ages of 5 to 9 years are the largest number recorded totalling 28.7% of all children, while the lowest number of children registered under the age of one year. Encouragingly, the report also highlights that 90% of boys and 92.2% of girls between the ages of six to eleven are enrolled in preparatory school.
The fact that a third of the nation’s population are children and that children are considered by any nation as their future may hopefully persuade Egypt to prioritise making improvements to the educational system which are direly needed.