Zambia makes considerable use of distance education to extend access to formal education, because most public institutions are constrained by lack of finance and human resources. There is potential for open and distance learning (ODL) to be used to strengthen formal education by training primary teachers, to extend access to secondary education and tertiary access, and to contribute to skills development. Zambia is a regular contributor to COL’s budget.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

1,882,524

 

1,497,656

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

n/a

 

n/a

Female

 

Male

 

 

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

n/a

 

n/a

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

n/a

 

n/a

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2007)1

51.8%

 

72.0%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

61%

 

81%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

12%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

58

 

55

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

0.8 71.5
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0.1 0.7
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
5.9 15.4
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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