A country of about 49 million people in East Africa, Tanzania has made significant progress towards achieving universal primary education in recent years. Tanzania has a long association with COL, particularly through the Open University of Tanzania, and is a regular contributor to COL’s budget.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

6,225,153

 

4,236,087

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

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

31.6%

 

34.3%

Female

 

Male

 

 

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

2.8%

 

5.1%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

28.2%

 

29.8%

Secondary(2012)

 

Tertiary (2012)

 

 

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

 

Literacy rate (2010)1

60.8%

 

75.5%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

87%

 

90%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

36%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

63

 

59

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

0.3 55.7
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0.1 2.7
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
3.4 4.4
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

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