Botswana is a nation in Southern Africa with a population of about 2 million. A valued COL partner, Botswana hosts the Southern African Development Community – Centre for Distance Education (SADC-CDE) at Botswana Open University (BOU), formerly known as Botswana College of Distance and Open Learning (BOCODOL). During 2012–2015, COL has been working with partners in Botswana in a number of areas, with a major focus on support for BOCODOL’s transition to an Open University.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

222,309

 

221,984

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20081

84.3%

 

81.7%

Female

 

Male

 

 

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

20.4%

 

15.4%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

50.2%

 

36.7%

Secondary(2007)

 

Tertiary (2005)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2015

Literacy rate (2012)1

87.1%

 

86.3%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

49%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

10%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

63

 

61

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

8.6 160.6
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
1.1 74.1
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
13.5 15
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in April, 2015