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population:
763,000 population for 2008 according to UNESCO.

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guyana

literacy:
Guyana has a reading literacy rate at 92% of the population over age 15.
higher education
general enrollment ratio (GER):
12% are enrolled in higher education.

10% - m
13% - f

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.
spending on education:
12.5% of government spending goes to education. Of that 5% goes to higher education.
number of universities/higher education institutions:
2 total institutions including profession and vocational tertiary institutions.

1 out of 2 rank in the top 8,000 universities in the world.
rank:
University of Guyana is ranked 7552 in the world and in not in the top 200 in Latin America.
access:
Internet Usage Statistics:
205,000 Internet users as of September/2009, 27.2% of the population, according to ITU.

Internet Broadband Connections:
unknown broadband subscribers.

interesting:
  1. The only English-speaking country in South America.
  2. http://www.itu.int/newsarchive/press_releases/2003/30.html
  3. Guyana is one of the highest ranked developing countries in the Education Index of the United Nations Human Development Report. With a score of 0.943 on the Education Index, its overall rank is 37, but ranks third in the Caribbean after Cuba and Barbados, and second in South America after Argentina. According to DFID, Guyana has achieved the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education but continues to struggle with the provision of increased access to satisfactory secondary education. As one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, instruction in Guyana's schools makes little or no use of instructional technologies such as interactive whiteboards or other multimedia tools. Indeed, many schools are short on basic resources, especially in the areas of science and technology, and this sometimes puts students at a disadvantage when compared to their counterparts in the region.
  4. As part of a continuous effort to tackle inequalities and inefficiencies in the system, the parliament of Guyana has been debating and redrafting the 2007 Education bill. The bill moves Guyana closer to a comprehensive education system, but retains the use of corporal punishment as a disciplinary measure, despite Guyana's obligations to international conventions such as the UN Rights of the Child.
sources:
http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=121&IF_Language=eng&BR_Country=3280&BR_Region=40520
http://www.internetworldstats.com/sa/gy.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyana#Education
http://www.webometrics.info/university_by_country.asp?country=gy
http://www.webometrics.info/top200_latinamerica.asp?offset=150
http://www.webometrics.info/top100_continent.asp?cont=latin_america
http://www.webometrics.info/rank_by_country.asp?country=gy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_guyana
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