Botswana is a nation in Southern Africa with a population of about 2 million. A valued COL partner, Botswana hosts the Southern African Development Community-Centre for Distance Education (SADC-CDE) at Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL). 

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

219,442

 

220,196

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20071

83.6%

 

79.1%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20141

31.8%

 

23.3%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

50.2%

 

36.7%

Secondary(2007)

 

Tertiary (2005)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

Literacy rate (2012)1

87.1%

 

86.3%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

49%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

10%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

63

 

61

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

7.8 169
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
1.6 67.3
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
19.6 27.5
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in May, 2017