Congo

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

31% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

879,262 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

835,437 (UIS, 2020)

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

27%

Source: UNSDG, 2015

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

112

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15

No data available

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

76%

Source: DHS, 2012

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

13

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 18%

  • Male 16%

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 5%

  • Male 5%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014


Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 82%

  • Male 78%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 45%

  • Male 57%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 19%

  • Male 28%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 3%

  • Male 3%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015

Lower secondary school
  • Female 7%

  • Male 6%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015

Upper secondary school
  • Female 31%

  • Male 20%

Female: UIS, 2015

Male: UIS, 2015

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