Guyana is a small state of the Commonwealth with a population of just under 800,000. It is the only Commonwealth nation on mainland South America. Enrolment rates are high for both primary and secondary education. Guyana is a long-time contributor to COL’s budget.

School-age Population by Education Level1

95,562

 

84,866

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20121

89.0%

 

89.7%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20121

16.8%

 

8.2%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

70.9%

 

52.7%

Secondary(2012)

 

Tertiary (2012)

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2009)1

87.25%

 

82.44%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2014)1

48%

 

81%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

31%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

67

 

60

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

19.1 67.2
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
5.6 0.2
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
29.1 38.2
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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