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Tanzania

Tanzania Education Stats

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  • Adult literacy rate > Female: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Adult literacy rate > Total: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • Child care (preschool) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher: Number of students per teacher for pre-primary (preschool) education.
  • Children out of school > Primary: Children out of school are the number of primary-school-age children not enrolled in primary or secondary school.
  • Children out of school, primary: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary per 1000: Children out of school, primary. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Total is the total number of primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, female: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary, female per 1000: Children out of school, primary, female. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Female is the total number of female primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Children out of school, primary, male: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools.
  • Children out of school, primary, male per 1000: Children out of school, primary, male. Out-of-school children of primary school age. Male is the total number of male primary-school-age children who are not enrolled in either primary or secondary schools. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • College and university > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for college and university enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • College and university > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male tertiary enrollment is the percentage of men to women enrolled at tertiary level in public and private schools.
  • College and university > Private school share: Percentage of post-secondary students who attend a private school, college, or university.
  • College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female: Percentage of country's college and university professors that are female.
  • Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Duration of compulsory education: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.
  • Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000: . Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Duration: Number of years students study at the primary level.
  • Elementary (primary school) > Starting age: Average age at which students begin primary education.
  • Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index in primary, or elementary, school. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled. 
  • Elementary school > Enrolled students: Primary education pupils is the total number of pupils enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Elementary school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male primary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at primary level in public and private schools.
  • Enrolment ratio > Secondary level: Net enrolment ratio, secondary level, is the ratio of the number of children of official secondary school age enrolled in school to the number of children of official secondary school age in the population.
  • Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • High school > Gender parity index: Country's gender parity index for secondary level enrollment. For countries with a rating of over 1, more females are enrolled while countries with a rating under 1 have more males enrolled.
  • High school > Gender ratio: Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment is the percentage of girls to boys enrolled at secondary level in public and private schools.
  • High school > Lower secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the lower secondary (middle school) level.
  • High school > Population with at least high school education > Men: Gender Inequality Index.
  • High school > Upper secondary school duration: Number of years students study at the upper secondary (high school) level.
  • High school enrolment rate: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • High school enrolment rate > Female: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • High school repeaters > Male: Repeaters in secondary school are the number of students enrolled in the same grade as in the previous year, as a percentage of all students enrolled in secondary school."
  • Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Literacy > Adult literacy: Adult literacy rate (%).
  • Literacy > Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Female literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people: Number of females aged 15-19 years, who are literate. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Literacy > Male: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Preschool enrollment rate: Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music."
  • Primary education > Teachers > Per capita: Primary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Primary education, pupils: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions.
  • Primary education, pupils per 1000: Primary education, pupils. Enrolment in primary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in public and private primary education institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary education, teachers: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions.
  • Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Primary school starting age > Years: Primary school starting age (years). Entrance age of primary is the age at which students would enter primary education, assuming they had started at the official entrance age for the lowest level of education, had studied full-time throughout and had progressed through the system without repeating or skipping a grade.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • School life expectancy > Total: School life expectancy and transition from primary to secondary for school years 1998/99 and 1999/00, published in http://www.uis.unesco.org accessed on Sept. 2002 and Women's Indicators and Statistics Database (Wistat), Version 4, CD-ROM (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.00.XVII.4) based on data provided by UNESCO in 1999.
  • Scientific and technical journal articles: Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences.
  • Scouting > Genders admitted: Admits boys/girls.
  • Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • Secondary education, general pupils: Secondary education, general pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. General programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled in general programmes at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Secondary education, pupils: Secondary education, pupils. Enrolment in total secondary. Public and private. All programmes. Total is the total number of students enrolled at public and private secondary education institutions.
  • Secondary education, teachers per 1000: Secondary education, teachers. Teaching staff in total secondary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private secondary education institutions (ISCED 2 and 3). Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita: Services, etc., value added (constant 2000 US$). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Spending > Proportion: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment. Expressed as a proportion of GNI."
  • Spending > USD: Education expenditure refers to the current operating expenditures in education, including wages and salaries and excluding capital investments in buildings and equipment."
  • Spending per student > Elementary school: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Teacher student ratio > Elementary school: Primary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Teacher student ratio > High school: Secondary school pupil-teacher ratio is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers (regardless of their teaching assignment).
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people: Total number of post-secondary students who were studying abroad during given year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion: The number of students from a given country studying abroad in a given year, expressed as a percentage of total tertiary enrollment in that country. Ratios greater than 100 % are possible, because those currently studying abroad do not count towards total enrollment.
  • Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adult literacy rate > Female 66.3 2008 81st out of 110
Adult literacy rate > Total 72.6 2008 82nd out of 110
Average years of schooling of adults 2.7 2000 85th out of 100
Child care (preschool) > Duration 2 2012 185th out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Starting age 5 2012 14th out of 204
Child care (preschool) > Students per teacher 56.61 2010 1st out of 120
Children out of school > Primary 604,378 2005 10th out of 76
Children out of school, primary 168,478 2008 34th out of 130
Children out of school, primary per 1000 3.98 2008 69th out of 130
Children out of school, primary, female 91,636 2008 31st out of 117
Children out of school, primary, female per 1000 2.16 2008 62nd out of 117
Children out of school, primary, male 76,842 2008 32nd out of 117
Children out of school, primary, male per 1000 1.81 2008 67th out of 117
College and university > Gender parity index 0.548 2012 4th out of 4
College and university > Gender ratio 47.74 2007 95th out of 102
College and university > Private school share 5.43% 2003 66th out of 94
College and university > Share of total education spending 28.3% 2010 15th out of 109
College and university > Teachers > Proportion of teachers female 30% 2012 3rd out of 4
Compulsary education duration 7 2012 90th out of 109
Compulsary education starting age 7 2012 14th out of 109
Duration of compulsory education 7 years 2000 128th out of 159
Primary completion rate 72 2006 4th out of 4
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 6.56 million 2003 2nd out of 9
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 31,049 2002 96th out of 130
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level per 1000 0.867 2002 125th out of 128
Education enrolment ratio > Net > Primary level 98% 2006 2nd out of 6
Elementary (primary school) > Duration 7 2012 26th out of 212
Elementary (primary school) > Starting age 7 2012 41st out of 212
Elementary (primary) school > Gender parity index 1.03 2012 1st out of 13
Elementary school > Enrolled students 8.6 million 2008 11th out of 144
Elementary school > Gender ratio 98.56 2008 63th out of 135
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 4.8% 2000 93th out of 93
Girls to boys ratio > Primary level enrolment 0.97 2006 5th out of 8
Girls to boys ratio > Secondary level enrolment 0.82 1999 120th out of 152
Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 6.18% 2010 27th out of 115
High school > Gender parity index 0.875 2012 8th out of 13
High school > Gender ratio 81.59 1999 110th out of 143
High school > Lower secondary school duration 4 2012 72nd out of 205
High school > Population with at least high school education > Men 9.2% 2010 151st out of 155
High school > Upper secondary school duration 2 2012 198th out of 205
High school enrolment rate 46.12 2005 106th out of 110
High school enrolment rate > Female 45.19 2005 98th out of 103
High school repeaters > Male 2.5 2006 66th out of 98
Illiteracy rates by sex > Aged 15+ 21.9% 2003 50th out of 138
Inequality adjusted index 0.326 2012 101st out of 135
Literacy > Adult literacy 72.3% 2007 87th out of 110
Literacy > Definition age 15 and over can read and write Kiswahili (Swahili), English, or Arabic 2003
Literacy > Female 70.7% 2003 111th out of 157
Literacy > Female literates > Aged 15-19 per thousand people 36.43 2002 10th out of 14
Literacy > Male 85.9% 2003 98th out of 157
Literacy > Total population 78.2% 2003 113th out of 161
Literacy rates > Aged 15-24 78.4% 2002 12th out of 15
Preschool enrollment rate 110.15 2008 38th out of 135
Primary education > Teachers > Per capita 3.51 per 1,000 people 2005 64th out of 91
Primary education, duration > Years 7 2012 22nd out of 200
Primary education, pupils 8.25 million 2012 4th out of 88
Primary education, pupils per 1000 172.6 2012 18th out of 88
Primary education, teachers 180,987 2012 8th out of 76
Primary education, teachers per 1000 3.79 2012 50th out of 76
Primary school starting age > Years 7 2012 41st out of 199
Pupil-teacher ratio > Primary 55.86 2005 9th out of 94
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 45.57 2012 11th out of 76
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 26.39 2012 12th out of 42
Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary per million 0.552 2012 38th out of 42
School life expectancy > Total 5 years 2002 101st out of 110
Scientific and technical journal articles 86 2003 85th out of 92
Scouting > Genders admitted both 2014
Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 0.376 per 1,000 people 1991 131st out of 136
Secondary education, duration > Years 6 2012 159th out of 197
Secondary education, general pupils 1.88 million 2012 17th out of 85
Secondary education, pupils 2.12 million 2012 15th out of 73
Secondary education, teachers per 1000 1.68 2012 34th out of 42
Services, etc., value added > Constant 2000 US$ per capita $209.25 2012 95th out of 102
Spending > Proportion 2.39 2008 139th out of 168
Spending > USD 475.69 million 2008 94th out of 154
Spending per student > Elementary school 22.9 2008 7th out of 39
Teacher student ratio > Elementary school 52.24 2008 7th out of 128
Teacher student ratio > High school 17.44 1995 48th out of 111
Tertiary > Students studying abroad 5,955.19 2011 103th out of 203
Tertiary > Students studying abroad per thousand people 0.128 2011 194th out of 200
Tertiary > Students studying abroad proportion 7.24% 2010 52nd out of 131
Tertiary enrollment 0.7% 2000 95th out of 96

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