Benin

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

32% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

1,912,136 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

1,866,128 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

26%

Source: UNSDG, 2014

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

86

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

27%

Source: DHS, 2018

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

84%

Source: DHS, 2018

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

6

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2018

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

  • Female 20%

  • Male 26%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

  • Female 10%

  • Male 9%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014


Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 44%

  • Male 51%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 13%

  • Male 25%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 5%

  • Male 12%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 35%

  • Male 28%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school
  • Female 47%

  • Male 36%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school
  • Female 66%

  • Male 50%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

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