The 6 thematic reports in this series are: (i) Economic Activity; (ii) Utilities and Amenities (water/sanitation/energy/housing/transport/ICT); (iii) Environment and Natural Resources; (iv) Gender; (v) Youth; (vi) Education.
This report focuses on the theme of education and uses data collected by the Fourth Rwanda Population and Housing Census in August 2012 (RPHC4). The report is structured into five chapters, with the first two providing an overview of the RPHC4 process and the objectives, context and methodological aspects of the analytical work. Chapter 3 of the report focuses on providing a snapshot of the highest level of education of the resident population aged three and above, while the school-age population and the population currently attending school are the focus of Chapter 4.
The fourth Population and Housing Census in Rwanda conducted in August 2012 (2012 RPHC) shows that 68% of Rwandan population aged 15 years and above were literate while they were 64.4% in 2002. A person is qualified as literate if he/she is able to read, write and understand at least one language. In 2012, males were more literate (72%) than females (65%).