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

2,331,189

 

1,498,869

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

34.9%

 

38.3%

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

27.8%

 

25.6%

Secondary(2012)

 

Tertiary (2011)

 

 

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

 

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 

 

0.2 32.3
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0 3.9
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
4.5 5.4
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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