Cameroon

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)

4,251,079 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

4,138,775 (UIS, 2020)

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

31%

Source: UNSDG, 2014

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

106

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

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

39%

Source: DHS, 2018

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

74%

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

  • Primary 39%

    (2017)

Source: UIS

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

  • Female 27%

  • Male 22%

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 11%

  • Male 11%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014


Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 73%

  • Male 75%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 41%

  • Male 46%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 14%

  • Male 18%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 18%

  • Male 13%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school
  • Female 25%

  • Male 15%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school
  • Female 46%

  • Male 35%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

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