Sao Tome and Principe

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

33% (UNFPA, 2023)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

35,999 (UIS, 2022)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

33,118 (UIS, 2022)

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

28%

Source: UNSDG , 2019

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

86

Source: UN Human Development Reports , 2018

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

33%

Source: DHS , 2009

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

62%

Source: DHS , 2009

Education Snapshot Back to Top

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

6

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 Percentage of schools

100%

Source: UNESCO , 2017

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

  • Primary 72%

    (2017)

  • Lower secondary 100%

    (2017)

  • Upper secondary 100%

    (2022)

Source: UIS

Women as a percentage of teachers in tertiary education

No data available

Men as a percentage of teachers in pre-primary education

No data available

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

No data available

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

No data available

Experiencing bullying in the last 12 months in lower secondary education

No data available

Youth not in education, employment or training

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 92%

  • Male 82%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 60%

  • Male 60%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 31%

  • Male 26%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 3%

  • Male 4%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2019

Lower secondary school
  • Female 8%

  • Male 10%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school
  • Female 16%

  • Male 18%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Legal Frameworks Back to Top

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

1

No protection from violence in educational institutions

Source: HerAtlas , 2020

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

5

Enshrines right to education without discrimination based on sex/gender for all within the territory

Source: HerAtlas , 2020

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

2

No explicit protection of the right to education of pregnant and parenting girls

Source: HerAtlas , 2020

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

Government Programs Back to Top