Senegal

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)

2,722,575 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

2,566,762 (UIS, 2020)

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

29%

Source: UNSDG, 2017

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

73

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

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

22%

Source: DHS, 2018

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

64%

Source: DHS, 2018

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

11

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 34%

  • Male 35%

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 25%

  • Male 33%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014


Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 51%

  • Male 49%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 25%

  • Male 29%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 10%

  • Male 15%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 34%

  • Male 39%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Lower secondary school
  • Female 37%

  • Male 41%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Upper secondary school
  • Female 57%

  • Male 53%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

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