Information by Country

Cameroon

Key Indicators

Female  Male Total

Female literacy rate (MICS) of 15-24 year-olds

 

77% 89%  83% 
Primary

Net attendance rate, MICS/DHS (2011)

 

76%  81%  79% 

GPI primary enrolment, UIS (2011)

 

n.a.  n.a.  0.87 

Completion/survival, UIS (2010)

 

57%  57%  57% 

Proportion of children out of school, UIS (2010)

 

13%*  ...*  6%* 
Lower Secondary

Net attendance rate, MICS/DHS (2011)

 

45%  47%  46% 

GPI lower secondary, UIS (2011)

 

n.a.  n.a.  0.86 

Completion/survival (2009)

 

92%*  86%*  89% 

Proportion of children out of school (2011)

 

38%  28%  33% 

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Free and compulsory education according to level Primary: Yes

Secondary: Tuition-free only

Higher: No

Legal age of marriage for girls

15

Percentage of girls getting married below the age of 18, MICS/DHS (2010)

 

43.4% 
Gender Equality Index, Human Development Report, UNDP 0.628 

Interaction of Overlapping Disparities

*UIS estimation 

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