Kenya, located in East Africa, has a population of about 44 million. The Government of Kenya introduced free primary education in 2003 and secondary education is now well subsidised. Kenya has a long-standing commitment to open and distance learning (ODL) and the country is a regular contributor to COL’s budget. 

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

6,420,510

 

4,295,969

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

65.2%

 

70.1%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20091

3.3%

 

4.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

42.1%

 

n/a

Secondary(2015)

 

Tertiary 

 

 

1. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2017

 

Literacy rate (2007)1

66.9%

 

78.1%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

75%

 

87%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

19%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

62

 

59

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

0.2 80.7
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0.2 15.5
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
13.1 45.6
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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