The participation by women in institutions of higher learning continues to improve, with data from Member States showing enrolment close to 50:50 and in some cases recording more women than men.
Category - Education and Training
Programmes are being developed to encourage women and girls to take up science subjects. Although enrolment in these subjects is improving, the numbers for women and girls remain generally low.
The literacy rates for women continue to improve in most SADC Member States, and the gender gap has closed significantly for men and women in the region.
According to the data available, most countries have closed the gender gap, especially in primary schools enrolment, with most SADC Member States registering 50:50 enrolment for girls than boys at primary school level.