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  • School attendance
  • Highest Grade Completed
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Summary Indicators by Citizen and Non-Citizen



About 57% of the citizen population aged 5 years and over had received some form of schooling either in the past (2,194,000) or currently attending (1,334,000).


More than a third (35%) of persons aged 5-29 years were attending school in 2011, 42% in the urban sector and 34% in the rural sector.


Overall, 21% of males held teaching qualifications, 15% with university degree qualification and 13% with vocational college while 29% of females held teaching qualifications and 21% held business and secretarial qualifications.


English had a literacy rate of 49% and Tokples was 56%. Males had higher literacy rates than females
in all languages.

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