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Eritrea

History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary Education

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Eritrea
Region: Africa
Population: 4,135,933
Language(s): Afar, Amharic, Arabic, Tigre, Kunama, Tigrinya
Literacy Rate: 25%

Number of Primary Schools: 549
Compulsory Schooling: 7 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 1.8%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 117
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 240,737
  Secondary: 89,087
  Higher: 3,096
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 53%
  Secondary: 20%
  Higher: 1%
Teachers: Primary: 5,476
  Secondary: 2,071
  Higher: 198
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 44:1
  Secondary: 45:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 48%
  Secondary: 17%
  Higher: 0.3%



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