Senegal

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

32% (UNFPA, 2023)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

2,787,415 (UIS, 2022)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

2,739,291 (UIS, 2022)

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

30%

Source: UNSDG , 2019

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

71

Source: UN Human Development Reports , 2018

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

17%

Source: DHS , 2019

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

58%

Source: DHS , 2019

Education Snapshot Back to Top

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

10

Source: UIS , 2022

Percentage of upper secondary schools providing life skills-based HIV and sexuality education within the formal curriculum or as part of extra-curricular activities

No data available

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities Percentage of schools

  • Primary 63%

    (2021)

Source: UIS

Women as a percentage of teachers in tertiary education Women as a percentage

Source: UIS , 2022

Men as a percentage of teachers in pre-primary education Men as a percentage

Source: UIS , 2022

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS , 2023

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

  • Female 44%

  • Male 38%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2019

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

  • Female 28%

  • Male 28%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019


Experiencing bullying in the last 12 months in lower secondary education

No data available

Youth not in education, employment or training

  • Female 46%

  • Male 22%

Female: ILO, 2019

Male: ILO, 2019


Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 50%

  • Male 44%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 30%

  • Male 27%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 10%

  • Male 11%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 1%

  • Male 40%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Lower secondary school
  • Female 37%

  • Male 41%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Upper secondary school
  • Female 56%

  • Male 53%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Legal Frameworks Back to Top

Presence of legislation on child protection, to prevent corporal punishment in schools

3

Limited protection from violence in educational institutions

Source: HerAtlas , 2019

Presence of legislation protecting the right to education without discrimination based on sex/gender

2

Only enshrines the right to education or provides for a limited protection of this right

Source: HerAtlas , 2019

Presence of legislation to protect and facilitate education of pregnant adolescent girls

1

Restriction of the right to education of pregnant and/or parenting girls

Source: HerAtlas , 2019

Existence of processes to support coordinated action on gender equality in and through education by ministries, civil society, youth organizations and other actors

Data coming soon!

Existence of systematic processes to review and update curricula and learning resources, with a view to eradicating gender stereotypes and promoting gender equality

Data coming soon!

Training on gender-responsive pedagogies is embedded in teacher training programmes

Data coming soon!


Programs Back to Top

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Transforming Education Summit National Statement of Commitment Back to Top