Girls' Education



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  • 31 Million girls of primary school age are not enrolled in school (UNESCO, 2013)
  • Enrollment rates in sub-Saharan Africa are:
    • 100 girls per 100 boys in pre-primary education
    • 92 girls per 100 boys in primary school
    • 84 girls per 100 boys in secondary school
    • 61 girls her 100 boys in tertiary school
  • If we could keep girls in school beyond grade 7, they would be…
    • More likely to marry 4 years later (PMNCH, 2013)
    • More likely to have an average of 2.2 fewer children (PMNCH, 2013)
 
 
 

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