With a largely rural population of about 16 million, Malawi is a land-locked country in southeast Africa. Malawi’s commitment to open and distance learning (ODL) dates back to 1965, when the Malawi College of Distance Education was established. The country faces a growing demand for education through distance learning.

 

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

2,523,135

 

1,650,172

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20151

41.0%

 

45.8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20111

0.6%

 

1%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

30.6%

 

25.6%

Secondary(2015)

 

Tertiary (2011)

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2010)1

51.3%

 

72.1%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

76%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

22%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

60

 

58

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

0.3 35.3
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0 16.6
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
5.8 9.3
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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