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Education

Millennium Development Goal 2
     Achieve universal primary education
Target: Ensure that by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling
Indicators:
Net enrollment ratio in primary education
Proportion of pupils starting grade 1 who reach grade 5

Literacy rate of 15 – 24 year olds

Two of the MDGs are related to educaion, namely achieving universal primary education (Goal 2) and promoting gender equality and empower women (Goal 3).

The literacy rate has significantly increased over the last 10 years. In rural areas, literacy rate increased from 18% to 31% in the same period. The gap between male and female however is still enormous. At national level, school enollement rate has increased to 74% in 2004, compared to 37% in 1996.

 

Indicator Gender
Literacy rate Male
49.9
Female
26.6
Primary school enrollement Male
80.4
Female
67.6
Seconday school enollement Male
28.3
Female
17.9

Source: Welfare Monitoring Survey, 2004















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Millennium development Goal 3
Promote gender equality and empower women 
Target: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education p referably by 2005, and to all levels of education no later than 2015.
Indicators
Ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education
Ratio of literate females to males of 15 – 24 year olds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
Related documents
Task Force on Education and Gender Equality