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Education in Cameroon - An Overview

Education is the right of every child in Cameroon. There are schools run by state or subsidized by government to provide free education to children. The education system in Cameroon is much a mix of French and British education. Cameroon has one of the highest school attendance rates in Africa; however, girls are less regular in attending school than boys. The education in Southern Cameroon is better than northern part. Education is compulsory through the age of 14 years.

Given below is the UNICEF’s Statistical Data about Education in Cameroon

  • Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%), 2005-2010*, male- 89
  • Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%), 2005-2010*, female- 77
  • Number per 100 population, 2010, mobile phones- 42
  • Number per 100 population, 2010, Internet users- 4
  • Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, male- 26
  • Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, female- 27
  • Primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, male- 122
  • Primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, female- 106
  • Primary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, male- 97
  • Primary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, female- 86
  • Primary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%), 2005-2010*, male- 82
  • Primary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%), 2005-2010*, female- 77
  • Primary school participation, Survival rate to last primary grade (%) , 2006-2009*, admin. Data- 69
  • Primary school participation, Survival rate to last primary grade (%) , 2005-2010*, survey data- 87
  • Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%), 2005-2010*, male- 39
  • Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%), 2005-2010*, female- 37

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