Swaziland is a small state of the Commonwealth with a population of about 1.2 million people. One of the country’s key education challenges is the recruitment and training of teachers to meet the demands of free primary education. Swaziland is a regular contributor to COL’s budget.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

148,329

 

151,157

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20121

60.3%

 

61%

Female

 

Male

 

 

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

5.5%

 

5.2%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

47.5%

 

55.2%

Secondary(2011)

 

Tertiary (2011)

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2010)1

82.5%

 

83.9%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

62%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

6%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

55

 

52

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

3.7 71.5
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0.3 0.7
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
12.5 24.7
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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