An East African country of just under 12 million people, Rwanda joined the Commonwealth in 2009. Rwanda’s success in achieving near universal access to primary education has resulted in a shift in focus towards for better quality education and capacity building to implement and monitor programmes aimed at ensuring equitable access to quality education.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

1,591,157

 

1,017,275

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

40.9%

 

37.3%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20131

6.6%

 

8.5%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

29.2%

 

16.9%

Secondary(2014)

 

Tertiary (2013)

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2010)1

61.6%

 

71.1%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

88%

 

80%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

64%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

66

 

63

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

0.1 70.5
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0 25.9
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
4 18
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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