Education data is collected through annual data collection exercise using questionnaires specifically designed for that purpose. All data are collected via decentralized channels (districts, sectors and schools). However, data on tertiary education sector is collected directly from tertiary institutions, data on National Employment Program (NEP) was collected from the NEP department in Rwanda Polytechnics (RP).
The purpose of this report is to present, analyze and interpret the data collected from the 2016/2017 EICV5 to enable assessment of the progress made in the education sector in the last three years. It presents data on education attendance, education attainment, literacy, access to primary and secondary education while attempting to identify factors which affect these education levels. Further, the report also probes access to technical, vocational and higher learning education.
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%).