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International Schools

Needs Assessment Survey

Conducted Feb 2009-Jan 2010

By the World Virtual School

Presented 01/30/2010 by Dr. Diana Muir, WVS

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Table of Contents

A. Purpose the Survey …………………………………………………………………………………………………………6


B. Duration of the Survey…………………………………………………………………………………………………….6
C. How Questions Were Chosen…………………………………………………………………………………………..6
D. Response Rate…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6
E. Detailed Analysis of the Survey Questions……………………………………………………………………….7
F. Country by Country Analysis
 Azerbaijan…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..34
 Bahamas………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...…..35
 Bhutan………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...36
 Botswana………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…..37
 Cameroon……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…..38
 Chile…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….39
 China…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...40
 Colombia……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..41
 Egypt……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…….42
 Ethiopia………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..43
 India……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..44
 Indonesia……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..45
 Iran……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...46
 Kenya……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………47
 Malawi………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….48
 Malaysia……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….49
 Mauritius………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………50
 New Zealand…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………51
 Nigeria………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….52
 Pakistan………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..53
 Sierra Leona………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….54
 Trinidad & Tobago………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..55
 UK…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………56
 USA…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…57
 Zambia………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….58
 Zimbabwe…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….59

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G. Conclusions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..60
H. Worldwide Statistics for Comparison ……………………………………………………………………………………61
a. Africa…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………62
b. Asia……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………63
c. Middle East………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..70
d. Latin America/Caribbean……………………………………………………………………………………………73
e. Oceania/Australia………………………………………………………………………………………………………79
f. North America……………………………………………………………………………………………………………79
g. Europe….………..……………………………………………………………………………………………………….…81

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List of Charts and Tables

Chart 1 – Question Response Rate……………………………………………………………………………………………….7

Chart 2 – Countries Who Responded……………………………………………………………………………………………9

Chart 3 – Age Distribution…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..10

Chart 4 – Gender Distribution ………………………………………………………………………………………………….…11

Chart 5 - Education Earned………………………………………………………………………………………………………….12

Chart 6 – Education Goals…………………………………………………………………………………………………………...12

Chart 7 – Income Distribution……………………………………………………………………………………………………..13

Chart 8 – Public Tuition Costs………………………………………………………………………………………………………14

Chart 9 – Costs of Private School Tuition…………………………………………………………………………………..…16

Chart 10 – Does Public Education Cost Too Much?……………………………………………………………………….18

Chart 11 – Does Private Education Cost Too Much?……………………………………………………………………..19

Chart 12 – Do you have a home computer? ………………………………………………………………………………….20

Chart 13 – Do you have home internet access? …………………………………………………………………………….20

Chart 14 – Do you have computer access at school? ………………………………………………….…………………21

Chart 15 – Do you have internet access at school? …………………………………………………….…………………21

Chart 16 – Can/do you visit a Telecentre (Internet Café) for Internet Access?.............………………….22

Chart 17 – What is your Method of Internet Access? ……………………………………………………………………23

Chart 18 – What kind of cell phone do you use? …………..……………………………………………………………..23

Chart 19 – What of computer do you use?.................………………………………………………………………….24

Chart 20 – What type of operating system do you use? ………….…………………………………………………..24

Chart 21 – What type of browser do you use?…………………………………………….……………………………….25

Chart 22 – What type of education system does your country have? ………………………………………….26

Chart 23A– What types of programs are promoted in your country?………….……………………………….27

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Chart 23B – What types of programs would you like to see implemented?.............………………….28

Chart 24 – Ability to Pay……………………………………………………………………………………………………………28

Chart 25 – Would you take an online course if it were free? …….………………………………………………29

Chart 26 – Reasons for Taking Online ……………………………………………………………………………………...30

Chart 27 – Programs Requested………………………………………………………………………………………………..31

Chart 28 – Comments……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….32

Chart 29 – World Wide Internet Usage……………………………………………………………………………………..62

Chart 30 – Education Statistics – Education enrollment by level – Tertiary Level (most Recent) by
Country……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………87

Chart 31 – Education Statistics – Education Spending (% of total government expenditure) (Most recent)
by country………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..92

Chart 32 – Education Statistics – Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15% (most recent) by country……96

Chart 33 – Education Statistics – Unemployment with primary education - % of total unemployment


(most recent) by country…………………………………………………………………………………………………………101

Chart 34 – Education Statistics – Unemployment with secondary education - % of total unemployment


(most recent) by country…………………………………………………………………………………………………………106

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International School Needs Assessment Survey
Updated 01/30/2010

Purpose of the Survey

The World Virtual School was established in February of 2008 by a group of educators with more than 15 years
experience in the online educational industry, mostly within the United States and Canada. In order to better serve
international students who are increasingly joining the online education community, the WVS prepared an International
School Needs Assessment Survey to be delivered around the world to gain important information that has been, for the
most part, unavailable.

The purpose of the International Needs Assessment survey was to provide an inside perspective, regarding Internet
availability and the status of education within different countries around the globe. The survey was sent to schools
themselves, in the hope that they would share information about the costs of education in their region and the needs of
their students, from their perspective.

Surveys were also made available to individuals who accessed the World Virtual School website in the hopes of getting a
individual perspective. The survey was intended to give an idea of what courses would be most useful to those who
responded, and therefore give a better idea of which courses should be developed, how they should be priced, and in
what format they should be made available (for computer access, cell phone or mobile device).

Duration of the Survey

WVS conducted an International Needs Assessment Survey during the months of February, 2009 through January 2010.
During that time, more than 2500 surveys were sent by email to international schools around the world, and individuals
who visited the World Virtual School website were encouraged to fill out a Needs Assessment Survey in order to earn a
free online course through the WVS. At the conclusion of the survey, 4395 survey responses were returned during that
three month period, from a total of 26 different countries.

How questions were chosen

Questions in this survey were chosen to accurately depict the demographic of the individuals filling out the survey, as
well as the person(s) wishing to obtain online learning.

We also included questions on “how” students would access the internet because we have found through the past 15
years, that students have different places, different methods, and different reasons for accessing the internet for
educational purposes.

Response Rate

Of the 2500 surveys sent out by email, 1535 were returned resulting in a 61.4% return rate. An additional 2,860 surveys
were received from website visitors. During that same time, 5,846 viewed the survey form, and 48.92% of those who
visited the page, filled out the survey.

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Total Percentage
Question Responses of Return
1 Country 4395 100.0%
2 Age 4395 100.0%
3 Gender 4395 100.0%
4 Education earned 4395 100.0%
5 Education desired 4218 96.0%
6 Family Income 4382 99.7%
7 Public School Tuition Costs 4382 99.7%
8 Private school tuition Costs 4218 96.0%
9 Public education costs too much? 4282 97.4%
10 Private education cost too much? 4395 100.0%
11 Home Computer? 4395 100.0%
12 Interne access at home? 4395 100.0%
13 School computer? 4395 100.0%
14 School internet access? 4395 100.0%
15 Can visit an internet café or telecentre 4128 93.9%
16 How would you access internet 2197 50.0%
17 what kind of cell phone do you use 1450 33.0%
18 What kind of computer do you have 2197 50.0%
19 Operating System 2197 50.0%
20 Browser 2197 50.0%
21 What type of program does your country use? 1055 24.0%
22 Are there regional special programs 3604 82.0%
23 What type of online courses would you want to take? 3604 82.0%
24 How much could you pay for an online courses? 3868 88.0%
25 If they were free, would you take them? 3604 82.0%
26 What benefits would online courses provide? 3736 85.0%
27 What courses would you like to take? 2417 55.0%
28 Comments? 2417 55.0%
Question Response Rate
Chart 1

Detailed Analysis of the Survey Questions

Following is a breakdown of the responses received, by question, and then by country. Included in the country pages is
a breakdown of internet access and education availability, as stated by official sources within that country.

At the end of the question and country feedback, multiple variable analysis, and conclusions about the responses
received are included to better address the goals of the survey.

Note: Names and email addresses of the respondents are not included to protect the privacy of those who responded.

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Question 1 – Name and Address

Of the 4,395 responses received, the following 26 countries are represented, in the following numbers. Names and
addresses of the respondents are not included for privacy reasons.

1 Azerbaijan 10
2 Bahamas 15
3 Bhutan 23
4 Botswana 52
5 Chile 18
6 China 452
7 Colombia 27
8 Egypt 15
9 Ethiopia 52
10 India 195
11 Indonesia 73
12 Iran 18
13 Kenya 252
14 Cameroon 38
15 Malawi 16
16 Malaysia 91
17 Mauritius 53
18 New Zealand 52
19 Nigeria 534
20 Pakistan 545
21 Sierra Leona 82
22 Trinidad & Tobago 15
23 UK 879
24 USA 564
25 Zambia 89
26 Zimbabwe 235

Subtotal 4395

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Countries Who Responded
1000
900
800
700
Number of Responses

600
500
400
300
200
100
0
Bahamas

Zambia
Colombia
Egypt

Iran

Cameroon

Mauritius
Indonesia

Kenya

Zimbabwe
China

Nigeria
Azerbaijan

Ethiopia

Malawi

USA
India

Malaysia
Bhutan

Pakistan
Sierra Leona
Botswana
Chile

New Zealand

UK
Trinidad & Tobago
Countries Who Responded
Chart 2

Question 2 – Email Address – excluded for privacy reasons.

Question 3: Age Distribution

Of 4,395 responses, respondents fell into the following age groups, showing that more than 75% were below the age of
40, and 50% below the age of 30.

Under 18 15.60%
18-30 40.60%
31-40 18.80%
41-50 18.80%
51-60 3.10%
Over 60 3.10%

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Age Distribution
40.60%

18.80% 18.80%
15.60%

3.10% 3.10%

Under 18 18-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 Over 60

Age Distribution
Chart 3

This indicates that the majority of online users who responded to the survey, were between the ages of 18 and 30.
However, it should be noted that the majority of users fall in the age group of 18 to 50. This is a different distribution
than that of the United States, where the majority of internet users are either under 18, or 18-30.

There are a couple of obvious reasons why this statistic is different from the United States.

1. Students under the age of 18 generally do not have internet access in the majority of countries who responded
to the survey.
2. The majority of those who responded to the survey are college age or graduate students who have regular
access at their school.

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Question 4: Gender

Out of the 4,395 responses, men were 67.74% of the respondents, while women were only 32.26%. This could indicate
one of the following:

1. Men are more interested in filling out surveys than women.


2. More men are employed in the international education sector.
3. Women do not have as much access to the internet in order to participate in the survey.

Gender Distribution

M 67.74%

F 32.26%

Gender Distribution

Chart 4

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Question 5: Have much education have you earned?

Of the 4,395 responses received, respondents fell into the following areas for education earned.

Education Earned Junior High


9%
High School
3%
Vocational
School
3%

Graduate
School College
52% 33%

Education Earned

Chart 5

Question 6: What level of education would you LIKE to complete?

Out of the total number of respondents, 96% of those surveyed identified their goal for education as indicated in the
chart below.

Education Goals High School


6%
Vocational
School
3%

College
18%

Graduate
School
73%

Education Goals
Chart 6

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Question 7: Family Income

Of the 4,382 to this question, respondents, family income fell into the following ranges:

Income Distribution
0.2
0.18
0.16
0.14
Axis Title

0.12
0.1
0.08
0.06
0.04
0.02
0

Income Distribution

Chart 7

While the curve generated by the Income Distribution data may seem unusual, it also points out the more than ½ of the
respondents have a family income of less than $5,000 USD per year. This serves to reinforce the knowledge that incomes
in foreign countries are significantly lower than those in the United States. This explains why the majority of individuals
do not have internet access and cannot afford the “going price” of online courses. It also reinforces the idea that there is
a huge discrepancy between the “haves” and the “have nots” in foreign countries.

What is most surprising to WVS is that those with very little income responded at all to the survey. This indicates an
extreme interest in online education and the desire to improve their circumstances. It also shows an immense
dedication to find internet access, regardless of their low income. People are committing themselves to improving
themselves, even though they don’t necessarily have the income to pay for Telecentre or Internet Café access.
Education is definitely a priority for people everywhere.

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Question 8 – Public School Tuition Costs

Of those 4,382 (99.7%) who responded to this question, the following is the overall distribution of costs for public
education at the K-12 level.

Free 8.70%
$70 4.31%
$100 13.48%
$400 4.31%
$480 4.31%
$500 8.70%
$600 4.31%
$700 4.31%
$1,000 4.31%
$1,200 4.31%
$1,500 8.70%
$2,000 4.31%
$2,223 4.31%
$2,500 8.70%
$3,000 4.31%
$4,000 4.31%
$12,000 4.31%

100.00%

Public Education Costs


Chart 8A

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Public Tuition Costs
$12,000
$4,000 4%
$3,000 4% $70
4% Free 4%
9%

$2,500
9% $100
13%
$2,223
4%
$2,000
$400
4%
4%
$1,500
$480
9%
$500 4%
9%
$700 $600
$1,200 4% 4%
4% $1,000
4%

Public Tuition Costs Comparison

Chart 8B

This indicates that only 8.7% of students around the world get free elementary and high school education. 43.73% of
the respondents pay up to $1,000 USD each year for tuition in public schools, and 47.57 % of the respondents pay more
than $1,000 USD each year for public education. There are some students, 4.31%, who must pay as much as $12,000 for
public school.

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Question 9 - Private School Costs

Of those who responded, 96% of the total responses, the following overall breakdown is provided for “Private” tuition
costs. This indicates that private education costs vary greatly. However, it also shows that 50.04% of students pay less
than $5,300 USD per year for private tuition, but also means that 49.96% pay anywhere from $5,300 to $28,000 USD per
year for private school tuition.

$200 4.17%

$350 4.17%
$500 4.17%
$700 4.17%
$1,000 8.33%
$1,800 4.17%
$2,000 4.17%
$2,250 4.17%
$3,000 4.17%
$4,000 0.24%
$5,000 4.17%
$5,300 4.17%
$6,000 4.17%
$7,000 4.17%
$8,000 4.17%
$12,000 8.33%
$15,000 4.17%
$20,000 4.17%
$28,000 4.17%

Private School Tuition


Chart 9A

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Costs of Private School Tuition
$350 $500 $1,000 $1,800
0% $2,000
0% $700 1% 1%
2%
$200 1%
$2,250
0%
2% $3,000
2%
$4,000
$28,000 3%
23%
$5,000
$5,300 4%
4%

$6,000
5%

$7,000
$20,000 6%
16%
$8,000
7%
$12,000
$15,000
10%
12%

Costs of Private School Tuition

Chart 9B

Question 10 - Public Education costs too much.

Of the 4,282 who responded, the following is a breakdown of whether or not they agree or disagreed with the
statement “Public education costs too much.”

Percentage
Strongly Disagree 19.35
Disagree 35.47
Neutral 16.13
Agree 19.35
Strongly Agree 9.7

This indicates that 55% of the respondents felt that public education did “not” cost too much, while only 28% felt it “did”
cost too much.
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Does Public Education Cost too much?
40

35

30

25

20

15 Percentage

10

0
Strongly Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree
Disagree

Does Public Education Cost too much?

Chart 10

Question 11 – Does Private Education Costs too much in my country?

Of the 100% who responded, the following breakdown was obtained.

Strongly Disagree 3.12%


Disagree 0.00%
Neutral 15.62%
Agree 34.38%
Strongly agree 46.88%

Total 100.00%

The following chart shows that 96.88% of people surveyed, felt that private education in their country costs too much.

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Does Private Education Cost Too
Much?
50.00%
45.00%
40.00%
35.00%
30.00%
25.00%
20.00% Series1

15.00%
10.00%
5.00%
0.00%
Strongly Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly
Disagree agree

Private Education Costs Too Much


Chart 11

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Question 12 - Do you have a home computer?

Of the 4,395 surveyed, 100% of them responded to the following question. The breakdown is as follows.

Home Internet Access?

No
18%

yes
82%

Do You Have a Home Computer?


Chart 12

Question 13 - Do you have home internet access?

Of the 4,395 surveyed, 100% of them responded to the following question. The breakdown is as follows.

Home Internet Access?

No
39%

Yes
61%

Do you have home internet access?


Chart 13

This indicates that 22% of people with computers at home do not have internet access.

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Question 14 - Do you have access to a computer at school?

Of the 4,395 surveyed, 100% responded to this question, producing the following breakdown, indicating that some
respondents, without a home computer, are most likely using internet cafes and telecentres to access the survey, and
the Internet.

Do you have computer access at


school?
No
9%

Yes
91%

Do You Have Computer Access at School?


Chart 14

Question 15 - Do you have internet access at school?

Of the 4,395 surveyed, 100% responded to this question and produced the following results. This indicates that while
only 9% do not have computers at school, there is another 12% that have computers at school, but don’t have access to
the internet, most likely because of lack of infrastructure or cost.

Do You have Internet Access at


School?

No
21%

Yes
79%

Do You Have Internet Access at School?


Chart 15

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Question 16 - Can you/do you visit a Telecentre for internet access?

Of the 4,128 who responded to this question, a 93.93% response, the following information was gathered. Note:
Telecentre is another term for Internet Café in some countries. The results indicate that there are available internet
cafes and telecentres for the majority of those who are interested, but 6% are still not able to access the internet
because it is either too far, or too expensive. For instance, the typical cost of internet access for one hour at a
Telecentre/Internet Café in Zimbabwe, is $2USD. Even at such a low cost, this is more than most Zimbabwe people earn
in a week.

Can /do you visit a Telecentre to use


the internet?
No
6%
Sometimes
23%

Yes
71%

Can/do you visit a Telecentre for internet access?


Chart 16

Question 17 - How would you access the Internet?

Of the 2,187 who responded to this question, only a 50% response rate, they indicated that they would access the
Internet in the following manner.

Cell Phone 6.25%


Desktop 50.00%
Laptop 43.75%

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Method of Internet Access
Cell Phone
6%

Laptop
44%

Desktop
50%

What is Your Method of Internet Access?


Chart 17

Question 18 - What kind of cell phone do you use?

Only 33% of the respondents answered this question. This question was asked to determine which cell phones were
being used, so we would know how to format material for Cell Phone download.

ATT 9.09%
GSM 9.09%
Motorola 36.36%
Nokia 27.27%
Simple 9.09%
Vodfoe 9.09%

What Kind of Cell Phone Do You Use?


Chart 18

What’s important to notice is that only 9% of people would consider accessing the internet from their cell phones, but
only about 45% of them have cell phones that are capable of internet access. Therefore, it is important to plan ahead
and format small downloadable portions of the content so that cell phone users and i-Pods users can access the
information.

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Question 19 - What kind of computer do you use?

Although only 50% of respondents answered this question, they stated that their computers fell into the following
categories:

Type of Computer Used


Other
19%

Macintosh IBM
13% Compatible
69%

What type of computer do you use?


Chart 19

This is important to know so that curriculum writers can format content to appear properly on both types of computer,
and as shown in the next chart, in the appropriate operating systems and browsers.

Question 20 - What kind of operating system do you have?

Again, only 50% of the respondents answered this question and it is interesting to note that more users have updated
their computers to Windows 7 internationally, than here in the United States.

Type of Operating System


Windows 7
31%

Windows XP
69%

What type of operating system do you use?


Chart 20

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Question 21 –What type of browser do you use?

Out of 4,395 respondents, fifty percent (50%) of respondents responded to this question. Their answers fell into the
following categories. This is fairly consistent with data in the United States.

What type of Browser do you use?

Firefox
25%

Internet
Explorer
75%

What type of browser do you use?


Chart 21

Question 21 - What type of educational system does your country have?

Only 24% of the respondents answered this question, indicating that most people probably do not know what type of
system is used elsewhere, and don’t know what their own system is called in order to make an accurate comparison.
However, it is still significant to note that the American Diploma System and British system have the greater share of the
responses.

Type of Education System In-


Country
Unknown
NCEA 13%
13% American
38%

British
IBO
25%
14%

What Type of Education System Does Your Country Have?


Chart 21

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Question 22 - Does your country offer any special educational programs?

82% of those who responded to the survey answered the above question. Although many specific programs were
mentioned, they fell into the following categories.

Known In-Country Programs

ESL
Other No
4%
15% 26%
World
Languages
7%
Health Care
19% TVET
18%
Sustainability
11%

What types of programs are promoted in your country?


Chart 22

What’s interesting is that 26% of those who responded knew of no special county-wide programs. It will be interesting
in the country-by-country analysis to see which country focus on which programs.

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Question 23 - What type of online courses would you take, if available?

Out of 4,395 respondents, 82% answered this question. As expected, there was a large variety of responses which fell
into the following general areas. This shows that not only is there a great interest in online courses, but there are a
variety of topics that were of interest.

Accounting and finance 3.70%


Agricultural sciences 7.41%
Automotive Sciences 3.70%
Business Management 3.70%
conflict transformation 3.70%
Disaster Preparedness 11.11%
Eco Business 11.11%
ESL 7.41%
Government and Politics 3.70%
Hospitality and Tourism 3.70%
IBO 3.70%
MBA 7.41%
Nursing, Pharmacology, Project Management 3.70%
Office Management 7.41%
Online course development 3.70%
Peace and Conflict 3.70%
PHD 3.70%
Sustainable Development 3.70%
World Languages 3.70%

100.00%

What type of programs are promoted your country?

Chart 23A

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Desired Programs
Series1

World Languages 3.70%


Sustainable Development 3.70%
PHD 3.70%
Peace and Conflict 3.70%
Online course development 3.70%
Office Management 7.41%
Nursing, Pharmacology, Project Management 3.70%
MBA 7.41%
IBO 3.70%
Hospitality and Tourism 3.70%
Government and Politics 3.70%
ESL 7.41%
Eco Business 11.11%
Disaster Preparedness 11.11%
conflict transformation 3.70%
Business Management 3.70%
Automotive Sciences 3.70%
Agricultural sciences 7.41%
Accounting and finance 3.70%

What Kind of Programs Would You Like to Have?


Chart 23B

Question 24 - How much can you pay for online courses?

Of the 4,395 surveys, 88% answered Question 24. Their answers fell into the following levels.

Ability to Pay
Chart 24

$0 26.67%
$1-$10 16.70%
$10-$25 3.33%
$25-$50 16.60%
$51-$100 20.00%
$101-$200 10.00%
$225 6.70%

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The answers to Question 24 indicate that 48% of the respondents can only afford to pay less than $25 per course, while
only 7% are able to pay the going price for a course. This means that in order to facilitate global learning, providers need
to either subsidize their student’s fees or find a way of providing courses for less than $25USD. This severely limits the
ability of providers to incorporate state-of-the-art technology and audio visual tools into courses, because of the cost of
integration.

Question 25, If they were free, would you take them?

For Question 25, 82% of those who submitted the survey responded to the question. The results were as follows.

Would you take online courses if they


were free?
Maybe No
4% 4%

Yes
92%

Would you take online courses if they were free?

Chart 25

As expected, if courses were offered for free, 92% of those surveyed would take online courses. However, it should be
noted that 39% of those who responded do not have internet access at home and would need to use an Internet Café or
Telecentre. At the same time, 6% of respondents are not able to visit a Telecentre, either because of cost or distance.

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Question 26 – What benefits would online courses give you?

Of those who responded to the survey, 85% answered this question. Their answers fell into the following categories,
showing that the majority of people took online courses for convenience and job enhancement. However, there are
some unique answers –such as not having to leave their home country to get certification – which is an important issue
to understand.

Reasons for taking online courses


Other
Social networking
alternate to traditional schools
Wouldn't have to leave country
Career Enhancement
Convenience
Accessibility
Better choice of programs
Homeschool resources

0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00%

Reasons for Taking Online Courses


Chart 26

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Question 27 – What courses would you like to take?

Question 27 was intended to determine which courses they would most like to take, if given the opportunity. 55% of the
respondents answered this question. The specific courses requested are listed below. They fall into the categories
represented in the pie chart below.

21st Century Learning Skills for Women


Automotive Engineering
Biotechnology/Molecular biology
European Culture
Government and Development
Government and Politics
High School courses
Hospitality and Tourism
How to courses; golf, fish, vegetable garden, grapes
Italian
Latin American Culture
Latin American Literature
Learning Strategies
Masters in Conflict and Peace Studies
Mathematics
Nations and Culture
Science
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Technical Education
World Languages

Languages Programs Requested


6%
Graduate
10% TVET
31%

College
34% HS
19%

Programs Requested
Chart 27

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Question 28 – Comments?

Of the 4,395 respondents, only 55% made comments as to specific concerns that they had concerning online education.
Some of the most common comments were:

There is a need for consistent internet access 1%


Courses are in English only 2%
Cost of High Speed Internet is excessive 15%
Access in rural countries is limited and needs to be improved 19%
International Accreditation is crucial 17%
Some courses are country specific and need to be more global in nature. 1%
Free courses and free access is needed. 34%
Need more general math options 2%
Online learning doesn’t work well for people with learning disabilities, such as
dyslexia. 3%
Tutors are needed for non-speaking students. 4%

Comments
Chart 28

Overall, there seemed to be a concern, not only with the quality and accessibility of courses, but the ability to afford and
access the internet. There was also a large concern for international recognition or accreditation of courses so students
would know they were receiving quality courses.

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Country by Country Profile

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Country: Azerbaijan

Number of responses: 10

Average Age: 51-60

Gender Distribution: 42% Male 58% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $25,000-$50,000

Average Public School Costs: n/a

Average Private School Costs: n/a

Home Computer: 22% Yes 78% No

Home Internet Access: 10% Yes 90% No

School Computer: 35% Yes 65% No

School Internet Access: 30% Yes 70% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 5% Yes 95% No

Special Regional Programs: Entrepreneurship, Vocational Skills, Tourism, Business England, and “Fast Typing”

Programs Desired: World Languages

Average response to “How much could you pay?” 0-$10

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Country: Bahamas

Number of responses: 15

Average Age: 41-50

Gender Distribution: 52% Male 48% Female

Average Education Earned: Junior High

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $22,000/yr

Average Public School Costs: $2,000

Average Private School Costs: $12,000

Home Computer: 62% yes 38% no

Home Internet Access: 51% yes 49% no

School Computer: 75% yes 25% no

School Internet Access: 35% yes 65% no

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 55% yes 45% no

Special Regional Programs: Sustainability Education

Programs Desired: Eco-Business

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $51-$100

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Country: Bhutan

Number of responses: 23

Average Age: 18-30

Gender Distribution: 82% Male 18% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $100-$500/yr

Average Public School Costs: $100

Average Private School Costs: $2,000

Home Computer: 10% yes 90% no

Home Internet Access: 2% yes 98% no

School Computer: 53% Yes 47% no

School Internet Access: 42% yes 58% no

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 85% yes 15% no

Special Regional Programs: None

Programs Desired: MBA, Vocational Technical Courses, ESL

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $25-$50

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Country: Botswana

Number of responses: 52

Average Age: Under 18

Gender Distribution: 62% Male 48% Female

Average Education Earned: Junior High

Average Education Goals: High School

Average Family Income of respondents: $2,000/yr

Average Public School Costs: $500

Average Private School Costs: $3,000

Home Computer: 42% Yes 48% No

Home Internet Access: 37% Yes 63% No

School Computer: 2% Yes 98% No

School Internet Access: 1% Yes 99% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 35% Yes 65% No

Special Regional Programs: Vocational Technical Courses

Programs Desired: Office Management, Agriscience

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $100-$200

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Country: Cameroon

Number of responses: 38

Average Age: 31-40

Gender Distribution: 52% Male 48% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $1,000-$2,500

Average Public School Costs: $2,500

Average Private School Costs: $5,000

Home Computer: 25% Yes 75% No

Home Internet Access: 5% Yes 95% No

School Computer: 25% Yes 75% No

School Internet Access: 15% Yes 85% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 65% Yes 35% No

Special Regional Programs: Spec Ed, NGO Management, Sustainable Development, Public Admin

Programs Desired: Disaster Preparedness

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $51-$100

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Country: Chile

Number of responses: 18

Average Age: 31-40

Gender Distribution: 78% Male 22% Female

Average Education Earned: College

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $500 - $1,000

Average Public School Costs: Free

Average Private School Costs: $1,000

Home Computer: 34% Yes 66% No

Home Internet Access: 18% Yes 82% No

School Computer: 41% Yes 59% No

School Internet Access: 18% Yes 82% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 43% Yes 57% No

Special Regional Programs: education, calidad, coaching, mentoring, pedagogia, marketing

Programs Desired: Office Management, Conflict Resolution

Average response to “How much could you pay?” Nothing

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Country: China

Number of responses: 452

Average Age: 60+

Gender Distribution: 78% Male 22% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $35,000-$40,000

Average Public School Costs: $1500

Average Private School Costs: $28,000

Home Computer: 44% Yes 56% No

Home Internet Access: 21% Yes 79% No

School Computer: 58% Yes 42% No

School Internet Access: 52% yes 48% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 88% Yes 12% No

Special Regional Programs: ESL

Programs Desired: Disaster Preparedness

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $25-$50

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Country: Columbia

Number of responses: 27

Average Age: 31-40

Gender Distribution: 39% Male 61% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $10,000-$15,000

Average Public School Costs: n/a

Average Private School Costs: $6,000

Home Computer: 67% Yes 33% No

Home Internet Access: 32% Yes 68% No

School Computer: 75% Yes 25% No

School Internet Access: 35% Yes 65% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 45% Yes 55% No

Special Regional Programs: ESL and Technical Vocational Educational

Programs Desired: Graduate Courses, Ph.D.

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $50

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Country: Egypt

Number of responses: 15

Average Age: 18-30

Gender Distribution: 75% Male 25% Female

Average Education Earned: Junior High School

Average Education Goals: High School

Average Family Income of respondents: $5,000-$10,000/yr

Average Public School Costs: $700

Average Private School Costs: $22,000

Home Computer: 5% Yes 95% No

Home Internet Access: 100% No

School Computer: 65% Yes 35% No

School Internet Access: 15% Yes 85% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 45% Yes 55% No

Special Regional Programs: Agricultural Vocational Courses

Programs Desired: IBO Online, HS Online

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $0

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Country: Ethiopia

Number of responses: 52

Average Age: 18-32

Gender Distribution: 82% Male 18% Female

Average Education Earned: Vocational School

Average Education Goals: College

Average Family Income of respondents: $101-$500

Average Public School Costs: Free

Average Private School Costs: $350/YR

Home Computer: 5% Yes 95% No

Home Internet Access: 0% Yes 100% No

School Computer: 15% Yes 85% No

School Internet Access: 0% Yes 100% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 15% Yes 85% No

Special Regional Programs: Career Vocational Courses, TVET

Programs Desired: ESL

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $2-$5

Comments: Need free access to internet cafes

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Country: India

Number of responses: 195

Average Age: 41-50

Gender Distribution: 76% Male 23% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $10,000 - $15,000/yr

Average Public School Costs: $600

Average Private School Costs: $1,800

Home Computer: 82% Yes 18% No

Home Internet Access: 52% Yes 48% No

School Computer: 65% Yes 35% No

School Internet Access: 51% Yes 49% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 76% Yes 24% No

Special Regional Programs: TVET

Programs Desired: Eco-Business and Sustainability, Agriscience

Average response to “How much could you pay?” Nothing

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Country: Indonesia

Number of responses: 73

Average Age: 51-60

Gender Distribution: 85% Male 15% Female

Average Education Earned: Graduate School

Average Education Goals: Post Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $1,000 – $2,500

Average Public School Costs: Free

Average Private School Costs: $6,000

Home Computer: 35% Yes 65% No

Home Internet Access: 22% Yes 78% No

School Computer: 42% Yes 58% No

School Internet Access: 30% Yes 70% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 60% Yes 40% No

Special Regional Programs: Health Education

Programs Desired: ESL, more career-vocational courses, Human Reproductive Health

Average response to “How much could you pay?” Nothing

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Country: Iran

Number of responses: 18

Average Age: 31-40

Gender Distribution: 100% Male 0% Female

Average Education Earned: College

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $11-$50

Average Public School Costs: free

Average Private School Costs: $12,000

Home Computer: 40% Yes 60% No

Home Internet Access: 10% Yes 90% No

School Computer: 80% yes 20% no

School Internet Access: 50% Yes 50% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 80% Yes 20% No

Special Regional Programs: ESL

Programs Desired: Water management, Agricscience

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $0

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Country: Kenya

Number of responses: 252

Average Age: 18-30

Gender Distribution: 62% Male 38% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: College

Average Family Income of respondents: $100-$500

Average Public School Costs: $3,000

Average Private School Costs: $4,300

Home Computer: 60% Yes 40% No

Home Internet Access: 20% Yes 80% No

School Computer: 40% Yes 60% No

School Internet Access: 10% Yes 90% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 85% Yes 15% No

Special Regional Programs: None

Programs Desired: Automotive sciences, more TVET

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $1

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Country: Malawi

Number of responses: 16

Average Age: 31-40

Gender Distribution: 52% Male 48% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $500-$1,000

Average Public School Costs: $70

Average Private School Costs: $1,000

Home Computer: 45% Yes 55% No

Home Internet Access: 5% Yes 95% No

School Computer: 35% Yes 65% No

School Internet Access: 15% Yes 85% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 50% Yes 50% No

Special Regional Programs: Health and Vocational Fields

Programs Desired: Disaster Preparedness

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $51-$100

Comments: Majority of respondents said they would NOT take online courses, even if offered for free.

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Country: Malaysia

Number of responses: 91

Average Age: 51-60

Gender Distribution: 78% Male 22% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $10,000-$15,000

Average Public School Costs: $3,000

Average Private School Costs: $6,000

Home Computer: 35% Yes 65% No

Home Internet Access: 0% Yes 100% No

School Computer: 45% Yes 55% No

School Internet Access: 25% Yes 75% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 45% Yes 55% No

Special Regional Programs: None widespread

Programs Desired: Online Ph.D, agricultural sciences

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $51-$100

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Country: Mauritius

Number of responses: 53

Average Age: 31-40

Gender Distribution: 72% Male 28% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $5,000-$10,000

Average Public School Costs: $100

Average Private School Costs: $2,000

Home Computer: 20% Yes 80% No

Home Internet Access: 100% No

School Computer: 100% No

School Internet Access: 100% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 85% Yes 15% No

Special Regional Programs: None

Programs Desired: Business Management, Agriscience, and TVET

Average response to “How much could you pay?” Nothing

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Country: New Zealand

Number of responses: 52

Average Age: Under 18

Gender Distribution: 25% Male 75% Female

Average Education Earned: Junior High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $10,000-$25,000

Average Public School Costs: Free

Average Private School Costs: $12,000

Home Computer: 75% Yes 25% No

Home Internet Access: 60% Yes 40% No

School Computer: 85% Yes 15% No

School Internet Access: 85% Yes 15% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 85% Yes 15% No

Special Regional Programs: TVET

Programs Desired: World Languages, Eco-Business

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $0

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Country: Nigeria

Number of responses: 534

Average Age: 41-50

Gender Distribution: 92% Male 8% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $500 - $1,000

Average Public School Costs: $500

Average Private School Costs: $2,000

Home Computer: 50% Yes 50% No

Home Internet Access: 5% Yes 95% Yes

School Computer: 35% Yes 65% No

School Internet Access: 5% Yes 95% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 65% Yes 35% No

Special Regional Programs: TVET

Programs Desired: Technology and Computer Courses

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $51-$100

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Country: Pakistan

Number of responses: 545

Average Age: 41-50

Gender Distribution: 82% Male 18% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $25,000-$50,000

Average Public School Costs: $1,500

Average Private School Costs: $2,250

Home Computer: 35% Yes 65% No

Home Internet Access: 15% Yes 85% No

School Computer: 65% Yes 35% No

School Internet Access: 35% Yes 65%

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 65% Yes 35% No

Special Regional Programs: sustainable development

Programs Desired: More Sustainable Development, EcoBusiness, ESL, Online Middle School and High School

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $150

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Country: Sierra Leone

Number of responses: 82

Average Age: 31-40

Gender Distribution: 82% Male 18% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $51-$100

Average Public School Costs: $400

Average Private School Costs: $2,000

Home Computer: 5% Yes 95% No

Home Internet Access: 0% Yes 100% No

School Computer: 25% Yes 75% No

School Internet Access: 5% Yes 95% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 85% Yes 15% No

Special Regional Programs: Free Health Care, TVET

Programs Desired: Hospitality and Tourism, Eco-business

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $5 - $10

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Country: Trinidad & Tobago

Number of responses: 15

Average Age: 41-50

Gender Distribution: 72% Female 38% Male

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $2,000-$5,000

Average Public School Costs: Free

Average Private School Costs: $5,000

Home Computer: 55% Yes 45% No

Home Internet Access: 25% Yes 75% No

School Computer: 45% Yes 55% No

School Internet Access: 15% Yes 85% Yes

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 85% Yes 15% No

Special Regional Programs: TVET

Programs Desired: Eco-Business, Agriscience

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $50-$100

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Country: United Kingdom (including Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales)

Number of responses: 879

Average Age: 51-60

Gender Distribution: 42% Male 58% Female

Average Education Earned: Colege

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $45,000-$50,000

Average Public School Costs: $100

Average Private School Costs: $20,000

Home Computer: 75% Yes 25% No

Home Internet Access: 65% Yes 35% No

School Computer: 85% Yes 15% No

School Internet Access: 75% Yes 25% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 85% Yes 15% No

Special Regional Programs: None

Programs Desired: American Diploma Program

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $225

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Country: United States of America

Number of responses: 564

Average Age: 31-40

Gender Distribution: 52% Male 48% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $25,000-$50,000

Average Public School Costs: Free

Average Private School Costs: $4,000

Home Computer: 85% Yes 15% No

Home Internet Access: 80% Yes 20% No

School Computer: 100% Yes 0% No

School Internet Access: 75% Yes 25% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 85% Yes 15% No

Special Regional Programs: None

Programs Desired: World Languages, Eco-Business, Disaster Preparedness

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $225

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Country: Zambia

Number of responses: 89

Average Age: 18-30

Gender Distribution: 52% Male 48% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $100-$250

Average Public School Costs: $2,233

Average Private School Costs: $4,000

Home Computer: 5% Yes 95% No

Home Internet Access: 0% Yes 100% No

School Computer: 35% Yes 65% No

School Internet Access: 15% Yes 85% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 25% Yes 75% No

Special Regional Programs: TVET

Programs Desired: Nursing, pharmacology, project management

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $5-$10

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Country: Zimbabwe

Number of responses: 235

Average Age: 51-60

Gender Distribution: 42% Male 58% Female

Average Education Earned: High School

Average Education Goals: Graduate School

Average Family Income of respondents: $100-$500

Average Public School Costs: $480

Average Private School Costs: $15,000

Home Computer: 45% Yes 55% No

Home Internet Access: 15% Yes 85% No

School Computer: 5% Yes 95% No

School Internet Access: 5% Yes 95% No

Can visit a Telecentre/Internet Café? 65% Yes 35% No

Special Regional Programs: Health Education, gender mainstreaming

Programs Desired: Conflict Transformation, More TVET, ESL

Average response to “How much could you pay?” $1

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Conclusions

As with any survey conducted over the Internet, the results do not typically portray the general public,
because the general public does not always have access to the internet. This survey was sent to individuals
who were interested in education, as a whole, and those who had access to the World Virtual School website.

There were a high number of responses because those who responded were offered a “free” online course of
their choice. Even so, only about 85% of those who returned the survey actually registered for a class.

The results, although not conclusive because of the small number of responses from each country, showed
basically what we expected:

1. Those with internet access to complete the survey, were typically much better educated (college or
graduate school) that the general public.
2. The younger the respondent, the more importance they placed on education, and the more they were
willing to pay, in comparison with their family income.
3. The majority of respondents do not have home internet access, and the majority of them are willing to
go to an Internet Café, which sometimes means standing in line for hours, in order to access online
education.
4. Vocational and Technical education is a large focus for most independent countries, but is still lacking.
5. More Internet Cafés need to be built in areas where home computers are not supported due to
infrastructure.
6. Schools are lagging behind in implementing computers within the schools, and internet access is too
expensive for most schools to have internet access in African and 3rd World Countries.
7. There is a large interest in agricscience, disaster preparedness and Eco-Business for 3rd world countries,
as well as ESL and World Languages.
8. There is still an enormous gap between 1st world countries and 3rd world countries in technology
implementation..
9. Private schools cost more money than most people earn in a year, making it very difficult to obtain a
private education.
10. Public education in some 3rd world countries is too expensive for even middle class families.
11. Most would access the internet through a laptop or desktop computer, if they had one, and if internet
access were more reasonably priced.
12. Most respondents asked for programs that were very much 21St Century oriented, such as eco-business
and sustainability.
13. Most respondents, although wanting online education, cannot afford the full price, meaning that
vendors need to find a way of offering online courses that are less band width intensive, and more
reasonably priced
14.
These results, coupled with the information we already know about literacy rates, unemployment, and
government spending on education, leave us with a question to answer:
“Which is more important; humanitarian efforts or the bottom-line profit?”
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Worldwide Statistics for
Additional Comparison

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As an introduction to this section, the following chart is provided.

Borrowed from http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm with permission

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Internet Usage Statistics for Africa
( Africa Internet Usage and Population Stats )

INTERNET USERS AND POPULATION STATISTICS FOR AFRICA

Population Pop. % Internet Users, Penetration Use Growth % Users


AFRICA REGION
(2009 Est.) in World Latest Data (% Population) (2000-2009) in World

Total for Africa 991,002,342 14.6 % 67,371,700 6.8 % 1,392.4 % 3.9 %


Rest of World 5,776,802,866 85.4 % 1,666,622,041 28.9 % 367.5 % 96.1 %
WORLD TOTAL 6,767,805,208 100.0 % 1,733,993,741 25.6 % 380.3 % 100.0 %
NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and Population Statistics for Africa are for September 30, 2009.

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INTERNET USAGE STATISTICS FOR AFRICA

Population Internet Users Internet Users Penetration User Growth % Users


AFRICA
(2009 Est.) Dec/2000 Latest Data (% Population) (2000-2009) in Africa
Algeria 34,178,188 50,000 4,100,000 12.0 % 8,100 % 6.1 %
Angola 12,799,293 30,000 550,000 4.3 % 1,733.3 % 0.8 %
Benin 8,791,832 15,000 160,000 1.8 % 966.7 % 0.2 %
Botswana 1,990,876 15,000 120,000 6.0 % 700.0 % 0.2 %
Burkina Faso 15,746,232 10,000 140,000 0.9 % 1,300.0 % 0.2 %
Burundi 9,511,330 3,000 65,000 0.7 % 2,066.7 % 0.1 %
Cameroon 18,879,301 20,000 725,000 3.8 % 3,525.0 % 1.1 %
Cape Verde 429,474 8,000 102,800 23.9 % 1,185.0 % 0.2 %
Central African Rep. 4,511,488 1,500 19,000 0.4 % 1,166.7 % 0.0 %
Chad 10,329,208 1,000 130,000 1.3 % 12,900.0 % 0.2 %
Comoros 752,438 1,500 23,000 3.1 % 1,433.3 % 0.0 %
Congo 4,012,809 500 155,000 3.9 % 30,900.0 % 0.2 %
Congo, Dem. Rep. 68,692,542 500 290,000 0.4 % 57,900.0 % 0.4 %
Cote d'Ivoire 20,617,068 40,000 660,000 3.2 % 1,550.0 % 1.0 %
Djibouti 724,622 1,400 13,000 1.8 % 828.6 % 0.0 %
Egypt 78,866,635 450,000 12,568,900 15.9 % 2,693.1 % 18.7 %
Equatorial Guinea 633,441 500 12,000 1.9 % 2,300.0 % 0.0 %
Eritrea 5,647,168 5,000 200,000 3.5 % 3,900.0 % 0.3 %
Ethiopia 85,237,338 10,000 360,000 0.4 % 3,500.0 % 0.5 %
Gabon 1,514,993 15,000 90,000 5.9 % 500.0 % 0.1 %
Gambia 1,778,081 4,000 114,200 6.4 % 2,755.0 % 0.2 %
Ghana 23,887,812 30,000 997,000 4.2 % 3,223.3 % 1.5 %
Guinea 10,057,975 8,000 90,000 0.9 % 1,025.0 % 0.1 %
Guinea-Bissau 1,533,964 1,500 37,100 2.4 % 2,373.3 % 0.1 %
Kenya 39,002,772 200,000 3,359,600 8.6 % 1,579.8 % 5.0 %
Lesotho 2,130,819 4,000 73,300 3.4 % 1,732.5 % 0.1 %
Liberia 3,441,790 500 20,000 0.6 % 3,900.0 % 0.0 %
Libya 6,324,357 10,000 323,000 5.1 % 3,130.0 % 0.5 %
Madagascar 20,653,556 30,000 316,100 1.5 % 953.7 % 0.5 %
Malawi 15,028,757 15,000 139,500 0.9 % 830.0 % 0.2 %
Mali 13,443,225 18,800 200,000 1.5 % 963.8 % 0.3 %
Mauritania 3,129,486 5,000 60,000 1.9 % 1,100.0 % 0.1 %
Mauritius 1,284,264 87,000 380,000 29.6 % 336.8 % 0.6 %
Mayotte (FR) 223,765 --- --- --- --- 0.0 %
Morocco 31,285,174 100,000 10,300,000 32.9 % 10,200.0 % 15.3 %
Mozambique 21,669,278 30,000 350,000 1.6 % 1,066.7 % 0.5 %
Namibia 2,108,665 30,000 113,500 5.4 % 278.3 % 0.2 %

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Niger 15,306,252 5,000 80,000 0.5 % 1,500.0 % 0.1 %
Nigeria 149,229,090 200,000 11,000,000 7.4 % 5,400.0 % 16.3 %
Reunion (FR) 812,813 130,000 280,000 34.4 % 115.4 % 0.4 %
Rwanda 10,746,311 5,000 300,000 2.8 % 5,900.0 % 0.4 %
Saint Helena (UK) 7,637 n/a 1,000 13.1 % n/a 0.0 %
Sao Tome & Principe 212,679 6,500 24,800 11.7 % 281.5 % 0.0 %
Senegal 13,711,597 40,000 1,020,000 7.4 % 2,450.0 % 1.5 %
Seychelles 87,476 6,000 32,000 36.6 % 433.3 % 0.0 %
Sierra Leone 5,132,138 5,000 13,900 0.3 % 178.0 % 0.0 %
Somalia 9,832,017 200 102,000 1.0 % 50,900.0 % 0.2 %
South Africa 49,052,489 2,400,000 4,590,000 9.4 % 91.3 % 6.8 %
Sudan 41,087,825 30,000 4,200,000 10.2 % 13,900.0 % 6.2 %
Swaziland 1,337,186 10,000 80,000 6.0 % 700.0 % 0.1 %
Tanzania 41,048,532 115,000 520,000 1.3 % 352.2 % 0.8 %
Togo 6,031,808 100,000 350,000 5.8 % 250.0 % 0.5 %
Tunisia 10,486,339 100,000 2,800,000 26.7 % 2,700.0 % 4.2 %
Uganda 32,369,558 40,000 2,500,000 7.7 % 6,150.0 % 3.7 %
Western Sahara 405,210 --- --- --- --- 0.0 %
Zambia 11,862,740 20,000 700,000 5.9 % 3,400.0 % 1.0 %
Zimbabwe 11,392,629 50,000 1,421,000 12.5 % 2,742.0 % 2.1 %
TOTAL AFRICA 991,002,342 4,514,400 67,371,700 6.8 % 1,392.4 % 100.0 %
NOTES: (1) Africa Internet Statistics were updated for September 30, 2009.

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Internet Usage in Asia
Internet Users & Population Statistics
for 35 countries and regions in Asia

INTERNET USERS AND POPULATION STATISTICS FOR ASIA


Population % Pop. Internet Users, Penetration User Growth Users %
ASIA REGION
( 2009 Est. ) of World Latest Data (% Population) ( 2000-2009 ) of World

Asia Only 3,808,070,503 56.3 % 738,257,230 19.4 % 545.9 % 42.6 %


Rest of the World 2,959,734,705 43.7 % 995,736,511 33.6 % 303,7 % 57.4 %
WORLD TOTAL 6,767,805,208 100.0 % 1,733,993,741 25.6 % 380.3 % 100.0 %
NOTES: (1) Asiatic Internet Usage and Population Statistics were updated for September 30, 2009

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ASIA INTERNET USAGE AND POPULATION
Users
Population Internet Users, Internet Users, Penetration User Growth
ASIA (%)
( 2009 Est.) (Year 2000) Latest Data (% Population) ( 2000-2009 )
in Asia
Afganistan 28,395,716 1,000 500,000 1.8 % 49,900.0 % 0.1 %
Armenia 2,967,004 30,000 191,000 6.4 % 536.7 % 0.0 %
Azerbaijan 8,238,672 12,000 1,485,100 18.0 % 12,275.8 % 0.2 %
Bangladesh 156,050,883 100,000 556,000 0.4 % 456.0 % 0.1 %
Bhutan 691,141 500 40,000 5.8 % 7,900.0 % 0.0 %
Brunei Darussalem 388,190 30,000 217,000 55.9 % 623.3 % 0.0 %
Cambodia 14,494,293 6,000 74,000 0.5 % 1,133.3 % 0.0 %
China * 1,338,612,968 22,500,000 360,000,000 26.9 % 1,500.0 % 48.8 %
Georgia 4,615,807 20,000 1,024,000 22.2 % 5,020.0 % 0.1 %
Hong Kong * 7,055,071 2,283,000 4,878,713 69.2 % 113.7 % 0.7 %
India 1,156,897,766 5,000,000 81,000,000 7.0 % 1,520.0 % 11.0 %
Indonesia 240,271,522 2,000,000 30,000,000 12.5 % 1,150.0 % 4.1 %
Japan 127,078,679 47,080,000 95,979,000 75.5 % 103.9 % 13.0 %
Kazakhstan 15,399,437 70,000 2,300,000 14.9 % 3,185.7 % 0.3 %
Korea, North 22,665,345 -- -- -- -- 0.0 %
Korea, South 48,508,972 19,040,000 37,475,800 77.3 % 96.8 % 5.3 %
Kyrgystan 5,431,747 51,600 850,000 15.6 % 1,547.3 % 0.1 %
Laos 6,834,345 6,000 130,000 1.9 % 2,066.7 % 0.0 %
Macao * 559,846 60,000 259,000 46.3 % 331.7 % 0.0 %
Malaysia 25,715,819 3,700,000 16,902,600 65.7 % 356.8 % 2.3 %
Maldives 396,334 6,000 71,700 18.1 % 1,095.0 % 0.0 %
Mongolia 3,041,142 30,000 330,000 10.9 % 1,000.0 % 0.0 %
Myanmar 48,137,741 1,000 108,900 0.2 % 10,790.0 % 0.0 %
Nepal 28,563,377 50,000 499,000 1.7 % 898.0 % 0.1 %
Pakistan 174,578,558 133,900 18,500,000 10.6 % 13,716.3 % 2.5 %
Philippines 97,976,603 2,000,000 24,000,000 24.5 % 1,100.0 % 3.3 %
Singapore 4,657,542 1,200,000 3,370,000 72.4 % 180.8 % 0.5 %
Sri Lanka 21,324,791 121,500 1,163,500 5.5 % 857.6 % 0.2 %
Taiwan 22,974,347 6,260,000 15,143,000 65.9 % 141.9 % 2.1 %
Tajikistan 7,349,145 2,000 600,000 8.2 % 29,900.0 % 0.1 %
Thailand 65,998,436 2,300,000 16,100,000 24.4 % 600.0 % 2.2 %
Timor-Leste 1,131,612 - 1,800 0.2 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
Turkmenistan 4,884,887 2,000 75,000 1.5 % 3,650.0 % 0.0 %
Uzbekistan 27,606,007 7,500 2,469,000 8.9 % 32,820.0 % 0.3 %
Vietnam 88,576,758 200,000 21,963,117 24.8 % 10,881.6 % 3.0 %
TOTAL ASIA 3,808,070,503 114,304,000 738,257,230 19.4 % 545.9 % 100.0 %

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Internet Usage in the Middle East
Middle East Internet Usage & Population Statistics

INTERNET USERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND IN THE WORLD


Population Pop. % Internet Users, % Population User Growth Users %
MIDDLE EAST REGION
( 2009 Est. ) of World Latest Data (Penetration) (2000-2009) of World

Total in Middle East 202,687,005 3.0 % 57,425,046 28.3 % 1,648.2 % 3.3 %


Rest of the World 6,565,118,203 97.0 % 1,676,568,695 25.5 % 368.7 % 96.7 %
WORLD TOTAL 6,767,805,208 100.0 % 1,733,993,741 25.6 % 380.3 % 100.0 %
NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and Population Statistics for the Middle East were updated as of September 30, 2009

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Middle East Internet Usage and Population Statistics
MIDDLE EAST
Population Usage, in Internet Usage, % Population User Growth (%) of
( 2009 Est. ) Dec/2000 Latest Data (Penetration) (2000-2009) Table

Bahrain 728,709 40,000 402,900 55.3 % 907.3 % 0.7 %


Iran 66,429,284 250,000 32,200,000 48.5 % 12,780.0 % 56.1 %
Iraq 28,945,569 12,500 300,000 1.0 % 2,300.0 % 0.5 %
Israel 7,233,701 1,270,000 5,263,146 72.8 % 314.4 % 9.2 %
Jordan 6,269,285 127,300 1,500,500 23.9 % 1,078.7 % 2.6 %
Kuwait 2,692,526 150,000 1.000,000 37.1 % 566.7 % 1.7 %
Lebanon 4,017,095 300,000 945,000 23.5 % 215.0 % 1.6 %
Oman 3,418,085 90,000 465,000 13.6 % 416.7 % 0.8 %
Palestine(West Bk.) 2,461,267 35,000 355,500 14.4 % 915.7 % 0.6 %
Qatar 833,285 30,000 436,000 52.3 % 1,353.3 % 0.8 %
Saudi Arabia 28,686,633 200,000 7,700,000 26.8 % 3,750.0 % 13.4 %
Syria 21,762,978 30,000 3,565,000 16.4 % 11,783.3 % 6.2 %
United Arab Emirates 4,798,491 735,000 2,922,000 60.9 % 297.6 % 5.1 %
Yemen 22,858,238 15,000 370,000 1.6 % 2,366.7 % 0.6 %
Gaza Strip 1,551,859 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
100.0
TOTAL Middle East 202,687,005 3,284,800 57,425,046 28.3 % 1,648.2 %
%
NOTES: (1) The Middle East Statistics were updated as of September 30, 2009.

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Latin American Internet Usage Statistics
Internet User Statistics and Population Stats for the countries
and regions that comprise Latin American Internet Users

LATIN AMERICAN INTERNET USERS AND POPULATION STATISTICS


Population % Pop. Internet Users, % Population User Growth Users %
REGION
( 2009 Est. ) of World Latest Data ( Penetration ) ( 2000-2009 ) of World

Latin America Only 569,212,811 8.4 % 174,928,796 30.7 % 883.7 % 10.1 %


Rest of the World 6,198,592,397 91.6 % 1,559,064,945 25.2 % 354.3 % 89.9 %
WORLD TOTAL 6,767,805,208 100.0 % 1,733,993,741 25.6 % 380.3 % 100.0 %
NOTES: (1) Latin American Internet Usage and Population Statistics were updated for September 30, 2009

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Latin American Internet Usage
LATIN AMERICA
Population Internet Users, % Population User Growth % Users
COUNTRIES /
( Est. 2009 ) Latest Data ( Penetration ) ( 2000-2009 ) in Table
REGIONS
Argentina 40,913,584 20,000,000 48.9 % 700.0 % 11.4 %
Bolivia 9,775,246 1,000,000 10.2 % 733.3 % 0.6 %
Brazil 198,739,269 67,510,400 34.0 % 1,250.2 % 38.6 %
Chile 16,601,707 8,368,036 50.4 % 376.2 % 4.8 %
Colombia 43,677,372 19,792,718 45.3 % 2,154.3 % 11.3 %
Costa Rica 4,253,877 1,460,000 34.3 % 500.0 % 0.8 %
Cuba 11,451,652 1,450,000 12.7 % 2,316.7 % 0.8 %
Dominican Republic 9,650,054 3,000,000 31.1 % 5,354.5 % 1.7 %
Ecuador 14,573,101 1,759,472 12.1 % 877.5 % 1.0 %
El Salvador 7,185,218 826,000 11.5 % 1,965.0 % 0.5 %
Guatemala 13,276,517 1,960,000 14.8 % 2,915.4 % 1.1 %
Honduras 7,833,696 658,500 8.4 % 1.546.3 % 0.4 %
Mexico 111,211,789 27,600,000 24.8 % 917.5 % 15.8 %
Nicaragua 5,891,199 185,000 3.1 % 270.0 % 0.1 %
Panama 3,360,474 934,500 27.8 % 1,976.7 % 0.5 %
Paraguay 6,995,655 894,200 12.8 % 4,371.0 % 0.5 %
Peru 29,546,963 7,636,400 25.8 % 205.5 % 4.4 %
Puerto Rico 3,966,213 1,000,000 25.2 % 400.0 % 0.6 %
Uruguay 3,494,382 1,340,000 38.3 % 262.2 % 0.8 %
Venezuela 26,814,843 7,552,570 28.2 % 695.0 % 4.3 %
TOTAL 569,212,811 174,928,796 30.7 % 883.1 % 100.0 %
NOTES: (1) Latin American Internet Usage and Population Statistics were updated for September 30, 2009.

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Internet Usage and Population in Oceania
(South Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and Australia
Internet Users and Population Statistics)

INTERNET USERS AND POPULATION STATISTICS FOR OCEANIA


Population % Pop. Internet Users, Penetration User Growth User %
SOUTH PACIFIC REGION
(2009 Est.) of World Latest Data (% Population) (2000-2009) of World

Total for Oceania 34,700,201 0.5 % 20,970,490 60.4 % 175.2 % 1.2 %


Rest of the World 6,733,105,007 99.5 % 1,713,023,251 25.4 % 384.8 % 98.8 %

WORLD TOTAL 6,767,805,208 100.0 % 1,733,993,741 25.6 % 380.3 % 100.0 %


NOTES: (1) Statistics for Oceania were updated for September 30, 2009.

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Internet Usage and Population Statistics for Oceania
Population % Pop. Internet Usage, % Population User Growth % Users
OCEANIA
(2009 Est.) Oceania Latest Data (Penetration) (2000-2009) Region
American Samoa 65,628 0.2 % -- -- -- 0.0 %
Antarctica 1,169 0.0 % -- -- -- 0.0 %
Australia 21,262,641 61.0 % 17,033,826 80.1 % 158.1 % 81.2 %
Australia, Ext. Ter. 1,648 0.0 % -- -- -- 0.0 %
Christmas Island 1,402 0.0 % 464 33.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
Cocos (Keeling) Is. 596 0.0 % -- -- -- 0.0 %
Cook Islands 11,870 0.0 % 5,000 42.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
Fiji 0944,720 02.7 % 103,000 10.9 % 1,273.3 % 0.5 %
French Polynesia 287,032 0.8 % 90,000 31.4 % 1,025.0 % 0.4 %
Guam 178,430 0.5 % 85,000 47.6 % 1,600.0 % 0.4 %
Kiribati 112,850 0.3 % 2,000 1.8 % 100.0 % 0.0 %
Marshall Islands 64,522 0.2 % 2,200 3.4 % 340.0 % 0.0 %
Micronesia 107,434 0.3 % 16,000 14.9 % 700.0 % 0.1 %
Nauru 14,019 0.0 % 300 2.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
New Caledonia 227,436 0.7 % 85,000 37.4 % 254.2 % 0.4 %
New Zealand 04,213,418 12.1 % 03,360,000 079.7 % 304.8 % 16.0 %
Niue 1,598 0.0 % 1,000 62.6 % 122.2 % 0.0 %
Norfolk Island 2,554 0.0 % 700 27.4 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
Northern Marianas 51,484 0.1 % 10,000 19.4 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
Palau 20,796 0.1 % 5,400 26.0 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
Papau New Guinea 5,940,775 17.1 % 120,000 2.0 % 11.1 % 0.6 %
Pitcairn Islands 48 0.0 % - - - 0.0 %
Samoa 219,998 0.6 % 9,000 4.1 % 1,700.0 % 0.0 %
Smaller Territories (4) 3,902 0.0 % - - - 0.0 %
Solomon Islands 595,613 1.7 % 10,000 1.7 % 400.0 % 0.0 %
Terres Australes - 0.0 % - - - 0.0 %
Tokelau 1,371 0.0 % 800 58.4 % 1,112.1 % 0.0 %
Tonga 120,898 0.3 % 8,400 6.9 % 740.0 % 0.0 %
Tuvalu 12,373 0.0 % 4,200 33.9 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
Vanuatu 218,519 0.6 % 17,000 7.8 % 466.7 % 0.1 %
Wallis & Futuna 15,289 0.0 % 1,200 7.8 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
TOTAL OCEANIA 34,700,201 100.0 % 20,970,490 60.4 % 175.2 % 100.0 %
NOTES: (1) The Oceania Statistics were updated for September 30, 2009.

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Internet Usage and Population in North America

NORTH AMERICA INTERNET USERS AND POPULATION STATISTICS


Growth
NORTH AMERICA Population % Pop. Internet Users, Penetration % Users
(2000-
REGION ( 2009 Est. ) of World Latest Data (% Population) of World
2009)
North America 340,831,831 5.0 % 252,908,000 74.2 % 134.0 % 14.6 %
Rest of the World 6,426,973,377 95.0 % 1,418,085,741 23.0 % 485.7 % 85.4 %
WORLD TOTAL 6,767,805,208 100.0 % 1,733,993,741 25.6 % 380.3 % 100.0 %
NOTES: (1) Statistics for North America were updated for September 30, 2009.

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Internet Usage and Population Statistics for North America
Growth
Population % Pop. Internet Usage, % Population % Users
NORTH AMERICA (2000-
( 2009 Est. ) N. A. Latest Data (Penetration) N. A.
2009)
Bermuda 67,837 0.0 % 51,000 75.2 % 104.0 % 0.0 %
Canada 33,487,208 9.8 % 25,086,000 74.9 % 97.5 % 9.9 %
Greenland 57,600 0.0 % 52,000 90.3 % 192.1 % 0.0 %
St.Pierre & Miquelon 7,063 0.0 % --- 0.0 % 0.0 % n/a %
United States 307,212,123 90.1 % 227,719,000 74.1 % 138.8 % 90.0 %
TOTAL NORTH AM. 340,831,831 100.0 % 252,908,000 74.1 % 138.8 % 100.0 %
NOTES: (1) The North American (N.A.) Statistics were updated as of September 30, 2009.

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Internet Usage in Europe
Internet User Statistics & Population for
53 European countries and regions

Internet Usage in Europe


Population % Pop. Internet Users, Penetration User Growth Users
EUROPE ( 2009 Est. ) of World Latest Data (% Population) ( 2000-2009 ) % Table
Europe 803,850,858 11.9 % 418,029,796 52.0 % 297.8 % 24.1 %
Rest of World 5,963,954,350 88.1 % 1,315,963,945 22.1 % 414.3 % 75.9 %
TOTAL WORLD 6,767,805,208 100.0 % 1,733,993,741 25.6 % 380.3 % 100.0 %

NOTES: (1) European Internet Statistics were updated for September 30, 2009.

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Internet Usage in Europe
Population Internet Users, % Population User Growth % Users
EUROPE
( 2009 Est. ) Latest Data (Penetration) (2000-2009) Europe
Albania 3,639,453 750,000 20.6 % 29,900.0 % 0.2 %
Andorra 83,888 59,100 70.5 % 1,082.0 % 0.0 %
Austria 8,210,281 5,936,700 72.3 % 182.7 % 1.4 %
Belarus 9,648,533 3,106,900 32.2 % 1,626.1 % 0.7 %
Belgium 10,414,336 7,292,300 70.0 % 264.6 % 1.7 %
Bosnia-Herzegovina 4,613,414 1,441,000 31.2 % 20,485.7 % 0.3 %
Bulgaria 7,204,687 2,647,100 36.7 % 515.6 % 0.6 %
Croatia 4,489,409 2,244,400 50.0 % 1,022.2 % 0.5 %
Cyprus 1,084,748 335,000 30.9 % 179.2 % 0.1 %
Czech Republic 10,211,904 6,027,700 59.0 % 502.8 % 1.4 %
Denmark 5,500,510 4,629,600 84.2 % 137.4 % 1.1 %
Estonia 1,299,371 888,100 68.3 % 142.3 % 0.2 %
Faroe Islands 48,856 37,500 76.8 % 1,150.0 % 0.0 %
Finland 5,250,275 4,382,700 83.5 % 127.4 % 1.0 %
France 62,150,775 43,100,134 69.3 % 407.1 % 10.3 %
Germany 82,329,758 54,229,325 65.9 % 126.0 % 13.0 %
Gibraltar 28,796 9,853 34.2 % 515.8 % 0.0 %
Greece 10,737,428 4,932,495 45.9 % 393.2 % 1.2 %
Guernsey & Alderney 65,484 46,100 70.4 % 130.5 % 0.0 %
Hungary 9,905,596 5,873,100 59.3 % 721.4 % 1.4 %
Iceland 306,694 285,700 93.2 % 70.1 % 0.1 %
Ireland 4,203,200 2,830,100 67.3 % 261.0 % 0.7 %
Italy 58,126,212 30,026,400 51.7 % 127.5 % 7.2 %
Jersey 91,626 28,500 31.1 % 256.3 % 0.0 %
Kosovo 1,804,838 377,000 20.9 % 0.0 % 0.1 %
Latvia 2,231,503 1,369,600 61.4 % 813.1 % 0.3 %
Liechtenstein 34,761 23,000 66.2 % 155.6 % 0.0 %
Lithuania 3,555,179 2,103,471 59.2 % 834.9 % 0.5 %
Luxembourg 491,775 387,000 78.7 % 287.0 % 0.1 %
Macedonia 2,066,718 906,979 43.9 % 2,923.3 % 0.2 %
Malta 405,165 200,200 49.4 % 400.5 % 0.0 %
Man, Isle of 76,512 -- -- -- 0.0 %
Moldova 4,320,748 850,000 19.7 % 3,300.0 % 0.2 %
Monaco 32,965 22,000 66.7 % 214.3 % 0.0 %
Montenegro 672,180 294,000 43.7 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
Netherlands 16,715,999 14,304,600 85.6 % 266.8 % 3.4 %
Norway 4,660,539 4,235,800 90.9 % 92.5 % 1.0 %
Poland 38,482,919 20,020,362 52.0 % 615.0 % 4.8 %
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Portugal 10,707,924 4,475,700 41.8 % 79.0 % 1.1 %
Romania 22,215,421 7,430,000 33.4 % 828.8 % 1.8 %
Russia 140,041,247 45,250,000 32.3 % 1,359.7 % 10.8 %
San Marino 30,167 17,000 56.4 % 580.0 % 0.0 %
Serbia 7,379,339 3,300,000 44.7 % 725.0 % 0.8 %
Slovakia 5,463,046 3,566,500 65.3 % 448.7 % 0.9 %
Slovenia 2,005,692 1,300,000 64.8 % 333.3 % 0.3 %
Spain 40,525,002 29,093,984 71.8 % 440.0 % 7.0 %
Svalbard & Jan Mayen 2,198 -- -- -- 0.0 %
Sweden 9,059,651 8,085,500 89.2 % 99.7 % 1.9 %
Switzerland 7,604,467 5,739,300 75.5 % 168.9 % 1.4 %
Turkey 76,805,524 26,500,000 34.5 % 1,225.0 % 6.3 %
Ukraine 45,700,395 10,354,000 22.7 % 5,077.0 % 2.5 %
United Kingdom 61,113,205 46,683,900 76.4 % 203.1 % 11.2 %
Vatican City State 545 93 17.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 %
TOTAL Europe 803,850,858 418,029,796 52.0 % 297.8 % 100.0 %
NOTES: (1) The European Internet Stats were updated for September 30, 2009.

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Education Statistics > Education enrolment by level > Tertiary
level (most recent) by country (Chart 30)
Rank Countries Date
Amount

1 United States: 16,611,711 2002


2 China: 15,186,217 2002
3 India: 11,295,041 2002

4 Russia: 8,151,438 2002


5 Japan: 3,984,400 2002
6 Brazil: 3,579,252 2002
7 Indonesia: 3,441,429 2002

8 Korea, South: 3,223,431 2003


9 Philippines: 2,427,211 2002
10 Germany: 2,334,569 2002
11 Ukraine: 2,296,221 2002

12 United Kingdom: 2,287,833 2002


13 Thailand: 2,251,453 2003
14 Mexico: 2,236,791 2002
15 Egypt: 2,153,865 2002

16 France: 2,119,149 2002


17 Argentina: 2,026,735 2002
18 Poland: 1,983,360 2002
19 Turkey: 1,918,483 2002

20 Italy: 1,913,352 2002


21 Spain: 1,840,607 2002
22 Iran: 1,714,433 2002
23 Canada: 1,192,570 2001

24 Australia: 1,012,210 2002


25 Colombia: 989,745 2002
26 Venezuela: 983,217 2002
27 Nigeria: 947,538 2002

28 Bangladesh: 877,335 2002


29 Peru: 831,345 2002
30 Vietnam: 797,086 2002
31 Algeria: 682,775 2002
32 South Africa: 2002

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675,160
33 Romania: 643,911 2002
34 Malaysia: 632,309 2002
35 Kazakhstan: 603,072 2002

36 Chile: 567,114 2003


37 Greece: 561,468 2002
38 Burma: 555,060 2001
39 Netherlands: 526,767 2002

40 Saudi Arabia: 525,344 2002


41 Belarus: 488,650 2002
42 Sweden: 414,657 2002
43 Pakistan: 401,056 2002

44 Portugal: 400,831 2002


45 Uzbekistan: 393,910 2002
46 Hungary: 390,453 2002
47 Korea, North: 390,000 1987

48 Libya: 375,028 2002


49 Belgium: 374,532 2002
50 Morocco: 335,755 2002
51 Iraq: 317,993 2001

52 Bolivia: 311,015 2002


53 Israel: 301,326 2002
54 Finland: 291,664 2002
55 Czech Republic: 287,001 2002

56 Dominican Republic: 286,954 2002


57 Tunisia: 263,414 2002
58 Cuba: 235,997 2002
59 Bulgaria: 230,513 2002

60 Austria: 229,802 2002


61 Syria: 215,734 1994
62 Ecuador: 213,496 1996
63 Norway: 212,395 2002

Serbia and
64 Montenegro: 208,689 2000
65 Sudan: 204,114 1999
66 Denmark: 201,746 2002

67 Kyrgyzstan: 201,128 2002


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68 Jordan: 186,189 2002
69 Switzerland: 185,965 2002
70 New Zealand: 184,808 2002

71 Ireland: 181,557 2002


72 Yemen: 173,130 1999
73 Ethiopia: 172,111 2003
74 Lithuania: 167,606 2002

75 Hong Kong: 159,254 2002


76 Slovakia: 158,089 2002
77 Georgia: 155,453 2002
78 Paraguay: 146,892 2002

79 Lebanon: 144,050 2002


80 Puerto Rico: 137,171 1981
81 Nepal: 124,817 2002
82 Croatia: 121,722 2002

83 Azerbaijan: 121,156 2002


84 Latvia: 118,944 2002
85 Panama: 117,601 2002
86 Moldova: 114,238 2002

87 El Salvador: 113,366 2002


88 Guatemala: 111,739 2002
89 Slovenia: 101,458 2002
90 Nicaragua: 100,363 2002

91 Kenya: 98,607 2001


92 Uruguay: 98,520 2002
93 Mongolia: 98,031 2002
94 Tajikistan: 97,466 2002

95 Côte d'Ivoire: 96,681 1998


96 Honduras: 96,612 2001
97 Singapore: 92,140 1996
98 Cameroon: 81,318 2002

99 Armenia: 79,321 2002


100 Costa Rica: 77,283 2002
101 Turkmenistan: 76,000 1990
102 Uganda: 74,090 2002

103 Ghana: 69,968 2003


104 United Arab Emirates: 68,182 2002
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105 Sri Lanka: 63,660 1995
106 Estonia: 63,625 2002

Congo, Democratic
107 Republic of the: 60,341 1998
108 Zimbabwe: 55,689 2003
109 Jamaica: 45,770 2002

Macedonia, Republic
110 of: 45,624 2002
111 Liberia: 44,107 1999
112 Albania: 43,600 2002

113 Cambodia: 43,210 2002


114 Madagascar: 32,593 2002
115 Kuwait: 32,320 1998
116 Tanzania: 31,049 2002

117 Senegal: 29,303 1998


118 Mali: 28,332 2002
119 Laos: 28,117 2002
120 Macau: 26,272 2002

121 Zambia: 24,553 2000


122 Afghanistan: 24,333 1990
123 Rwanda: 20,393 2002
124 Oman: 19,864 2001

125 Bahrain: 19,079 2002


126 Benin: 18,753 1999
127 Cyprus: 18,272 2002
128 Mauritius: 16,764 2002

129 Burkina Faso: 16,054 2002


130 Somalia: 15,672 1986
131 Togo: 15,171 1999
132 Niger: 13,854 2001

133 Namibia: 13,536 2002


134 Iceland: 13,347 2002
135 Angola: 12,566 2002
136 Congo, Republic of the: 12,456 2002

137 Trinidad and Tobago: 12,316 2002


138 Burundi: 11,915 2002
139 Papua New Guinea: 9,859 1998
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140 Holy See (Vatican City): 9,389 1998

141 Mozambique: 9,303 1999


142 Mauritania: 9,198 2002
143 Botswana: 9,161 2002
144 Sierra Leone: 9,041 2001

145 Malta: 8,946 2002


146 Guinea: 8,272 1997
147 Barbados: 7,979 2000
148 Fiji: 7,908 1991

149 Qatar: 7,826 2002


150 Gabon: 7,473 1998
151 East Timor: 6,349 2001
Central African
152 Republic: 6,323 1999
153 Haiti: 6,288 1985
154 Lesotho: 6,108 2002
155 Chad: 5,901 1999

156 Eritrea: 5,755 2002


157 Swaziland: 5,369 2002
158 Suriname: 5,186 2001
159 Guyana: 4,848 2002

160 Malawi: 4,565 2002


161 Brunei: 4,418 2002
162 Guam: 4,257 1988
163 Bahamas, The: 3,960 1994

164 Luxembourg: 3,077 2002


165 Virgin Islands: 2,924 1992
166 Saint Lucia: 2,760 1995
167 Netherlands Antilles: 2,285 2001

168 Cape Verde: 2,215 2002


169 Bermuda: 1,960 2001
170 Bhutan: 1,893 2001
171 Comoros: 1,707 2002

172 Aruba: 1,672 2002


Micronesia, Federated
173 States of: 1,510 1998
174 Samoa: 1,179 2001
175 Gambia, The: 1998
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1,169
176 Djibouti: 1,134 2003
177 Equatorial Guinea: 1,003 1999
178 San Marino: 942 1999

179 American Samoa: 909 1988


180 Marshall Islands: 903 2001
181 New Caledonia: 761 1985
Saint Vincent and the
182 Grenadines: 677 1989
183 Vanuatu: 675 2001
184 Grenada: 535 1983
185 Belize: 527 2002

186 Dominica: 484 1992


187 Palau: 484 2001
188 Guinea-Bissau: 463 1999
189 Liechtenstein: 440 2002

190 Saint Kitts and Nevis: 394 1992


191 Cayman Islands: 390 2000
192 Tonga: 380 2001
193 Cook Islands: 360 1980

194 Andorra: 306 2002


195 French Polynesia: 301 1991
São Tomé and
196 Príncipe: 183 2001
197 Seychelles: 144 1980

198 Saint Helena: 37 1981


199 Anguilla: 12 2002
Turks and Caicos
200 Islands: 9 2002
Total: 122,443,754
Weighted average: 612,218.8

SOURCE: Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics

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Education Statistics > Education spending (% of total
government expenditure) (most recent) by country (Chart 31)
Rank Countries Amount
#1 Yemen: 32.8%
#2 Thailand: 28.3%
#3 Vanuatu: 28.1%
#4 Morocco: 26.4%
=5 Botswana: 25.6%
=5 Guinea: 25.6%
#7 Mexico: 24.3%
#8 Comoros: 24.1%
#9 Hong Kong: 23.3%
# 10 United Arab Emirates: 22.5%
# 11 Costa Rica: 22.4%
# 12 Kenya: 22.1%
# 13 Burundi: 21.8%
# 14 Côte d'Ivoire: 21.5%
# 15 Moldova: 21.4%
# 16 Azerbaijan: 20.7%
= 17 Malaysia: 20.3%
= 17 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 20.3%
= 17 Ukraine: 20.3%
# 20 El Salvador: 20%
# 21 Bolivia: 19.7%
# 22 Fiji: 19.4%
# 23 Saint Kitts and Nevis: 19%
= 24 Cuba: 18.7%
= 24 Chile: 18.7%
# 26 Kyrgyzstan: 18.6%
# 27 South Africa: 18.5%
= 28 Lesotho: 18.4%
= 28 Guyana: 18.4%
# 30 Tunisia: 18.2%
# 31 Belize: 18.1%
= 32 Philippines: 17.8%
= 32 Tajikistan: 17.8%
# 34 Iran: 17.7%
# 35 Papua New Guinea: 17.5%
= 36 Cameroon: 17.3%
= 36 Barbados: 17.3%
= 38 Peru: 17.1%
= 38 United States: 17.1%
# 40 Cape Verde: 17%
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# 41 Norway: 16.2%
# 42 Colombia: 15.6%
= 43 Bangladesh: 15.5%
= 43 Korea, South: 15.5%
# 45 Denmark: 15.4%
# 46 Cambodia: 15.3%
= 47 New Zealand: 15.1%
= 47 Switzerland: 15.1%
# 49 Nicaragua: 15%
# 50 Nepal: 14.9%
# 51 Samoa: 14.6%
# 52 Hungary: 14.1%
= 53 Argentina: 13.8%
= 53 Ethiopia: 13.8%
# 55 Togo: 13.6%
# 56 Ireland: 13.5%
# 57 Trinidad and Tobago: 13.4%
= 58 Australia: 13.3%
= 58 Mauritius: 13.3%
# 60 Tonga: 13.2%
= 61 Bhutan: 12.9%
= 61 Grenada: 12.9%
= 63 Poland: 12.8%
= 63 Sweden: 12.8%
= 65 Canada: 12.7%
= 65 Portugal: 12.7%
= 65 India: 12.7%
= 65 Finland: 12.7%
# 69 Congo, Republic of the: 12.6%
# 70 Dominican Republic: 12.4%
= 71 Jamaica: 12.3%
= 71 Lebanon: 12.3%
# 73 Brazil: 12%
# 74 Georgia: 11.8%
= 75 United Kingdom: 11.5%
= 75 Russia: 11.5%
= 77 France: 11.4%
= 77 Paraguay: 11.4%
# 79 Spain: 11.3%
# 80 Austria: 11.1%
# 81 Laos: 11%
# 82 Netherlands: 10.7%
# 83 Japan: 10.5%
# 84 Italy: 10.3%
# 85 Croatia: 10%
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= 86 Czech Republic: 9.6%
= 86 Uruguay: 9.6%
# 88 Germany: 9.5%
# 89 Brunei: 9.1%
# 90 Indonesia: 9%
# 91 Gambia, The: 8.9%
# 92 Ecuador: 8%
# 93 Pakistan: 7.8%
# 94 Panama: 7.7%
# 95 Slovakia: 7.5%
# 96 Equatorial Guinea: 1.6%
Weighted average: 15.7%

DEFINITION: Public educational expenditure as a percent of overall government expenditure.

SOURCE: United Nations Human Development Programme via NationMaster

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Education Statistics > Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ (most
recent) by country (Chart 32)
Countries Date
Rank Amount

#1 Niger: 82.4% 2003


#2 Burkina Faso: 73.4% 2003
#3 Mali: 72% 2003

#4 Gambia, The: 59.9% 2003

#5 Senegal: 59.8% 2003


#6 Iraq: 59.6% 2003
#7 Benin: 59.1% 2003

#8 Bangladesh: 58.4% 2003

#9 Mauritania: 58.3% 2003


# 10 Guinea-Bissau: 57.7% 2003
# 11 Ethiopia: 57.3% 2003

# 12 Nepal: 54.9% 2003

# 13 Pakistan: 54.3% 2003


# 14 Chad: 52.5% 2003
# 15 Mozambique: 52.2% 2003

# 16 Yemen: 49.7% 2003

# 17 Central African Republic: 48.9% 2003


# 18 Burundi: 48.4% 2003
= 19 Côte d'Ivoire: 48.3% 2003

= 19 Morocco: 48.3% 2003

# 21 Haiti: 47.1% 2003


# 22 Comoros: 43.6% 2003
# 23 Liberia: 43% 2003

# 24 Egypt: 42.3% 2003

# 25 Eritrea: 41.4% 2003


# 26 India: 40.5% 2003
# 27 Togo: 39.1% 2003

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# 28 Sudan: 39% 2003

# 29 Malawi: 37.3% 2003


# 30 Congo, Democratic Republic of the: 34.5% 2003
# 31 Papua New Guinea: 34% 2003

# 32 Laos: 32.7% 2003

# 33 Nicaragua: 32.5% 2003


# 34 Djibouti: 32.1% 2003
# 35 Nigeria: 31.9% 2003

# 36 Madagascar: 31.1% 2003

# 37 Uganda: 30.2% 2003


# 38 Algeria: 30.1% 2003
# 39 Cambodia: 29.9% 2003

# 40 Rwanda: 29.6% 2003

# 41 Guatemala: 29.5% 2003


# 42 Tunisia: 25.8% 2003
# 43 Cameroon: 25.4% 2003

# 44 Ghana: 25.1% 2003

# 45 Oman: 24.2% 2003


# 46 Cape Verde: 23.5% 2003
# 47 Honduras: 23.2% 2003

# 48 Syria: 23.1% 2003

# 49 United Arab Emirates: 22.2% 2003


# 50 Tanzania: 21.9% 2003
# 51 Saudi Arabia: 21.3% 2003

# 52 Iran: 20.9% 2003

# 53 Botswana: 20.2% 2003


# 54 El Salvador: 19.9% 2003
# 55 Zambia: 19.3% 2003

# 56 Swaziland: 18.4% 2003

= 57 Libya: 17.5% 2003

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= 57 Qatar: 17.5% 2003
# 59 Kuwait: 16.5% 2003

# 60 Congo, Republic of the: 16.2% 2003

# 61 Namibia: 16% 2003


# 62 Dominican Republic: 15.3% 2003
# 63 Lesotho: 15.2% 2003

# 64 Kenya: 14.9% 2003

= 65 Mauritius: 14.4% 2003


= 65 Burma: 14.4% 2003
# 67 Equatorial Guinea: 14.3% 2003

# 68 South Africa: 13.6% 2003

= 69 Turkey: 13.5% 2003


= 69 Albania: 13.5% 2003
# 71 China: 13% 2003

# 72 Bolivia: 12.8% 2003

# 73 Lebanon: 12.6% 2003


# 74 Jamaica: 12% 2003
# 75 Brazil: 11.9% 2003

# 76 Indonesia: 11.6% 2003

# 77 Réunion: 11.2% 2003


# 78 Malaysia: 11.1% 2003
# 79 Bahrain: 10.9% 2003

# 80 Zimbabwe: 9.3% 2003

# 81 Peru: 9.1% 2003


# 82 Jordan: 8.7% 2003
# 83 Brunei: 8.2% 2003

# 84 Mexico: 8% 2003

# 85 Sri Lanka: 7.7% 2003


= 86 Colombia: 7.6% 2003
= 86 Ecuador: 7.6% 2003

# 88 Panama: 7.5% 2003

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# 89 Malta: 7.2% 2003
# 90 Vietnam: 7% 2003
# 91 Singapore: 6.9% 2003

# 92 Portugal: 6.7% 2003

# 93 Venezuela: 6.6% 2003


# 94 Fiji: 6.3% 2003
= 95 Paraguay: 6% 2003

= 95 Hong Kong: 6% 2003

# 97 Belize: 5.9% 2003


# 98 Puerto Rico: 5.7% 2003
# 99 Macau: 5.5% 2003

= 100 Philippines: 4.4% 2003

= 100 Israel: 4.4% 2003


# 102 Bahamas, The: 4.3% 2003
= 103 Costa Rica: 4% 2003

= 103 Thailand: 4% 2003

# 105 Chile: 3.8% 2003


# 106 Netherlands Antilles: 3.2% 2003
# 107 Cuba: 3% 2003

# 108 Argentina: 2.9% 2003

# 109 Maldives: 2.6% 2003


# 110 Greece: 2.5% 2003
# 111 Cyprus: 2.4% 2003

# 112 Martinique: 2.3% 2003

# 113 Uruguay: 2.2% 2003


# 114 Spain: 2.1% 2003
# 115 Korea, South: 1.9% 2003

# 116 Romania: 1.6% 2003

# 117 Croatia: 1.5% 2003


= 118 Italy: 1.4% 2003
= 118 Armenia: 1.4% 2003

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= 118 Bulgaria: 1.4% 2003

= 118 Trinidad and Tobago: 1.4% 2003


= 118 Mongolia: 1.4% 2003
# 123 Samoa: 1.3% 2003

# 124 Guyana: 1.2% 2003

# 125 Moldova: 0.9% 2003


# 126 Uzbekistan: 0.7% 2003
= 127 Tajikistan: 0.6% 2003

= 127 Hungary: 0.6% 2003

# 129 Kazakhstan: 0.5% 2003


= 130 Ukraine: 0.4% 2003
= 130 Russia: 0.4% 2003

= 130 Lithuania: 0.4% 2003

= 133 Slovenia: 0.3% 2003


= 133 Belarus: 0.3% 2003
= 133 Barbados: 0.3% 2003

= 133 Poland: 0.3% 2003

= 137 Estonia: 0.2% 2003


= 137 Latvia: 0.2% 2003
Weighted average: 20.1%

SOURCE: Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics via NationMaster

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Education Statistics > Unemployment with primary
education > % of total unemployment (most recent)
by country (Chart 33)
Rank Countries Amount Date

1 Dominica: 91.5 % 1997


2 Aruba: 89.2 % 1997
3 Brunei: 84.2 % 2003

4 Malta: 82.7 % 1999

5 Netherlands Antilles: 79.7 % 2000


6 Syria: 75.2 % 2002
7 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 74.7 % 1991

8 Mauritius: 71.5 % 2003

9 Japan: 70.8 % 2003


10 New Caledonia: 70.8 % 1996
11 Portugal: 70.7 % 2003

12 Gabon: 70.2 % 1993

13 Macau: 65.5 % 2004


14 Botswana: 63.8 % 2001
15 Honduras: 63.1 % 1998

16 Costa Rica: 62.2 % 2004

17 Rwanda: 60.7 % 2000


18 Iceland: 60.4 % 2002
19 Bolivia: 60.2 % 2000

20 Belize: 58.3 % 1999

21 Venezuela: 57.9 % 1999


22 Central African Republic: 57.4 % 1995
23 El Salvador: 57.1 % 1998

24 Albania: 56.4 % 2002

25 Spain: 56 % 2003

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26 Turkey: 55.7 % 2005
27 Algeria: 55.6 % 1995

28 Trinidad and Tobago: 55.5 % 2002

29 Uruguay: 54.8 % 2002


30 Bangladesh: 54.3 % 2000
31 Saint Lucia: 53.5 % 2000

32 Morocco: 51.45 % 2005

33 Nicaragua: 50.8 % 2002


34 Dominican Republic: 50.4 % 1997
35 Jordan: 50.2 % 1996

36 South Africa: 50.2 % 2003

37 Italy: 49.4 % 2002


38 Hong Kong: 48.6 % 2004
39 Australia: 48.3 % 2004

40 Ireland: 48.2 % 2004

41 Sri Lanka: 47.2 % 2002


42 San Marino: 47 % 2003
43 Burkina Faso: 46.8 % 2000

44 Luxembourg: 46.6 % 2003

45 Netherlands: 46.3 % 2002


46 Indonesia: 46 % 2001
47 Belgium: 43.7 % 2003

48 Oman: 43.7 % 1996

49 Tunisia: 43.4 % 2003


50 Argentina: 42.8 % 2003
51 Madagascar: 42.7 % 2002

52 France: 40.6 % 2004

53 United Arab Emirates: 40 % 1995


54 Thailand: 40 % 2004
55 Iran: 38.3 % 2002

56 Bulgaria: 37.8 % 2004

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57 Austria: 37.3 % 2003
58 Guatemala: 37.1 % 1998
59 Panama: 35.9 % 2003

60 Finland: 35.8 % 2004

61 Mongolia: 35 % 2004
62 Cyprus: 34.5 % 2003
63 Greece: 34.2 % 2002

64 Hungary: 33.5 % 2003

65 Bahrain: 32.5 % 2004


66 Malaysia: 32 % 2003
67 United Kingdom: 30.3 % 2003

68 Suriname: 29.7 % 1997

69 Canada: 29 % 2003
70 Ecuador: 28.8 % 2004
71 Switzerland: 28.7 % 2004

72 Kuwait: 27.5 % 2002

73 Germany: 27.1 % 2004


74 India: 27 % 2003
75 Ethiopia: 26.9 % 1999

76 Colombia: 26.9 % 2003

77 Slovenia: 26.2 % 2004


78 Brazil: 26.1 % 1999
79 Romania: 26 % 2004

80 Denmark: 25.9 % 2004

81 Czech Republic: 24.6 % 2004


82 Qatar: 24.3 % 1997
83 Slovakia: 24.1 % 2004

84 Sweden: 23.2 % 2004

85 Chad: 23 % 1993
86 Latvia: 22.4 % 2004
87 Singapore: 22.4 % 2003

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88 Norway: 21.7 % 2004

89 Croatia: 21.5 % 2004


90 Estonia: 20.9 % 2004
91 Israel: 20.2 % 2003

92 Chile: 18.5 % 2003

93 United States: 18.4 % 2003


94 Poland: 18 % 2004
95 Korea, South: 17 % 2004

96 Russia: 16.8 % 1999

97 Zimbabwe: 16.4 % 1999


98 Lithuania: 15 % 2004
99 Pakistan: 14.7 % 2002

100 Kyrgyzstan: 13.7 % 2002


101 Mexico: 13.7 % 2003
102 Ukraine: 13.5 % 2004

103 Barbados: 13.1 % 2003


104 Jamaica: 13 % 2004
105 Saudi Arabia: 12.3 % 2005

106 Bahamas, The: 11.7 % 2003


107 Tajikistan: 10.6 % 1997

108 Belarus: 10.2 % 2004


109 Peru: 9.4 % 2004
110 Djibouti: 8.4 % 1991

111 Kazakhstan: 7.9 % 2003


112 Georgia: 5.8 % 2004
113 Armenia: 5.2 % 2004

114 Azerbaijan: 4.6 % 2004


115 New Zealand: 1% 2004
Weighted average: 38.7 %

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DEFINITION: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of
educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment
accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations
Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).

SOURCE: World Development Indicators database via NationMaster

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Education Statistics > Unemployment with secondary
education > % of total unemployment (most recent) by
country (Chart 34)
Rank Countries Amount Date

#1 Tajikistan: 83.2 % 1997

#2 Zimbabwe: 81.8 % 1999


#3 Armenia: 81.5 % 2004
#4 Bahamas, The: 77.1 % 2003

#5 Poland: 75.4 % 2004

#6 Barbados: 71.9 % 2003


#7 Czech Republic: 71.8 % 2004
#8 Slovakia: 71.7 % 2004

=9 Latvia: 68.5 % 2004

=9 Lithuania: 68.5 % 2004


# 11 Croatia: 68.4 % 2004
# 12 Kyrgyzstan: 67.8 % 2002

# 13 Romania: 66.9 % 2004

# 14 Suriname: 66 % 1997
# 15 Slovenia: 63.9 % 2004
# 16 Estonia: 62.1 % 2004

# 17 Peru: 61.4 % 2004

# 18 Ethiopia: 61.3 % 1999


# 19 Hungary: 61.2 % 2003
# 20 Germany: 60.5 % 2004

# 21 Chile: 59 % 2003

# 22 Sweden: 58.1 % 2004


# 23 Georgia: 57.6 % 2004
# 24 Austria: 55.7 % 2003

# 25 Norway: 54.7 % 2004

# 26 Switzerland: 54.5 % 2004


# 27 Ukraine: 54.3 % 2004
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= 28 Korea, South: 53.4 % 2004

= 28 Japan: 53.4 % 2001

# 30 Kazakhstan: 53.2 % 2003


# 31 Colombia: 52.9 % 2003
# 32 Bulgaria: 50.9 % 2004

# 33 Greece: 50 % 2002

= 34 Israel: 48.8 % 2003


= 34 Malaysia: 48.8 % 2003
= 34 New Zealand: 48.8 % 2004

# 37 Ecuador: 47.7 % 2004

# 38 Thailand: 47.2 % 2004


# 39 Denmark: 46.6 % 2004
# 40 Finland: 46.3 % 2004

# 41 Mongolia: 45.8 % 2004

# 42 United Kingdom: 44.4 % 2003


# 43 Saudi Arabia: 43.9 % 2005
# 44 Russia: 41.6 % 1999

# 45 Italy: 41.4 % 2002

= 46 India: 41.1 % 2003


= 46 Bahrain: 41.1 % 2004
# 48 South Africa: 41 % 2003

# 49 Belarus: 40.6 % 2004

# 50 Trinidad and Tobago: 40.5 % 2002


= 51 France: 39.9 % 2004
= 51 Kuwait: 39.9 % 2002

# 53 Hong Kong: 39.4 % 2004

# 54 Argentina: 38.5 % 2003


# 55 Albania: 38.4 % 2002
# 56 Belgium: 38.1 % 2003

# 57 Tunisia: 37.4 % 2003


# 58 Panama: 2003

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37.3 %
# 59 Iran: 37.1 % 2002
# 60 Indonesia: 36.6 % 2001

# 61 Luxembourg: 36 % 2003

# 62 Oman: 35.3 % 1996


# 63 Netherlands: 35.1 % 2002
# 64 Cyprus: 34.6 % 2003

# 65 United States: 34.3 % 2003

# 66 Australia: 32.7 % 2004


# 67 Bolivia: 32.5 % 2000
# 68 Azerbaijan: 31.4 % 2004

# 69 Uruguay: 31.3 % 2002

# 70 Dominican Republic: 31.1 % 1997


# 71 Canada: 30.8 % 2003
# 72 San Marino: 30.3 % 2003

# 73 Mexico: 30.1 % 2003

# 74 Qatar: 28.8 % 1997


# 75 Saint Lucia: 28.5 % 2000
# 76 Mauritius: 28.2 % 2003

# 77 Turkey: 28.1 % 2005

= 78 Singapore: 25 % 2003
= 78 Djibouti: 25 % 1991
# 80 Ireland: 24.9 % 2004

# 81 Nicaragua: 24.8 % 2002

= 82 Rwanda: 24.1 % 2000


= 82 Costa Rica: 24.1 % 2004
# 84 Venezuela: 24 % 1999

# 85 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 23.9 % 1991

# 86 Botswana: 23.8 % 2001


# 87 New Caledonia: 23.7 % 1996
# 88 El Salvador: 23.4 % 1998
# 89 United Arab Emirates: 23 % 1995

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# 90 Bangladesh: 22.7 % 2000
# 91 Iceland: 22.6 % 2002
# 92 Chad: 22.5 % 1993
# 93 Honduras: 22.4 % 1998

# 94 Algeria: 20.7 % 1995


# 95 Spain: 20.4 % 2003
# 96 Brazil: 20.2 % 1999
# 97 Morocco: 20.14 % 2005

# 98 Burkina Faso: 19.3 % 2000


# 99 Madagascar: 18.8 % 2002
# 100 Belize: 15.3 % 1999
# 101 Jordan: 14.8 % 1996

# 102 Portugal: 14.6 % 2003


# 103 Macau: 14.5 % 2004
# 104 Malta: 12.7 % 1999
= 105 Guatemala: 12.3 % 1998

= 105 Pakistan: 12.3 % 2002


# 107 Syria: 10.3 % 2002
# 108 Netherlands Antilles: 9.3 % 2000
# 109 Gabon: 8.8 % 1993

# 110 Jamaica: 5.4 % 2004


# 111 Aruba: 4.9 % 1997
# 112 Brunei: 4.2 % 2003
# 113 Central African Republic: 3.9 % 1995

# 114 Dominica: 1.8 % 1997


Weighted average: 38.8 %

DEFINITION: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by


level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of
educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education
1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).

SOURCE: World Development Indicators database via NationMaster

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