[COUNTRY DETAILS]
population:
9,775,246 - 2009 Source: according to US Census Bureau.
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bolivia

literacy:
90.7% of adults and 99.4% of youth(15-24) are literate.
higher education
general enrollment ratio (GRE):
38% are enrolled in higher education.

GER is the number of pupils enrolled in a given level of education regardless of age expressed as a percentage of the population in the theoretical age group for that level of education.

Under UNESCO standards, Bolivia has been declared free of illiteracy in 2008.
spending on education:
18.1% of government spending goes to education. Of that 23% goes to higher education.
number of universities/higher education institutions:
40 total institutions including profession and vocational tertiary institutions.

9 out of 40 rank in the top 8,000 universities in the world.
rank:
Universidad Mayor de San Simón is ranked 2749 in the world.
access:
Internet Usage Statistics:
1,050,000 Internet users as of Dec/08, 10.7% of the population, according to ITU.

Internet Broadband Connections:
65,600 broadband subscribers as of Dec/08, of the population, according to ITU.
interesting:
  • Bolivia is the poorest country in South America, has the largest population of indigenous peoples and elected its first president of indigenous decent, Evo Morales, in 2005.
  • In August 2008, the Bolivian president ordered the creation of three indigenous universities where the degree programs will be given in native languages such as Aymara, Quechua, and Guarani.
  • the Centro Boliviano para Estudios Multidisciplinarios (CEBEM) in Bolivia, with strong Canadian involvement, including CERLAC's, are coordinating a group of Canadian and Latin American universities, research centers and non-governmental organizations in an experiment that seeks to combine information and communication technologies with online pedagogy to stimulate information sharing, mutual learning and collaborative knowledge creation across the North-South and academic-practitioner divide.
sources:http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=121&IF_Language=eng&BR_Country=680&BR_Region=40520
http://www.webometrics.info/university_by_country.asp?country=bo
http://www.webometrics.info/rank_by_country.asp?country=bo
http://www.internetworldstats.com/sa/bo.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia#Education
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