[COUNTRY DETAILS]
population:
6,995,655 population for 2009, according to US Census Bureau.
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paraguay

literacy:
94.6% of adults and 98.8% of youth(15-24) are literate.
higher education
general enrollment ratio (GER):
26% are enrolled in higher education.

22% - m
30% - 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:
11.9% of government spending goes to education. Of that 18% goes to higher education.
number of universities/higher education institutions:
40 total institutions including profession and vocational tertiary institutions.

3 out of 40 rank in the top 8,000 universities in the world.
rank:
Universidad Nacional de Asunción is ranked 2586 in the world and 174th in Latin America.
access:
Internet Usage Statistics:
984,200 Internet users as of September/2009, 12.8% of the population, according to ITU.

Internet Broadband Connections:
130,000 Internet users as of 2009, 2.1% of the population, according to ITU .
interesting:
  • 94% of the population mobile phones, giving Paraguay the highest mobile ratio in Latin America.
  • Wikipedia notes that "According to the United States government, Paraguay does not have an adequate university system".
  • The Autonomous University of Asunción (Universidad Autónoma de Asunción, UAA) was funded in 1978 as a college of business management, but in 1991 attained the title of University. They offer 4 bachelor programs through distance learning: management, accounting, IT sciences, and law. It is first university in Paraguay to offer distance learning.
DL students take their final exams in the university. There are several tools and methods to keep in touch with instructors: e-mail, telephone, post, chat, and e-campus.
  • Historically, Paraguay has not valued education highly. Paraguayan children spend far less time in school than in most other South American countries.
sources:
http://www.internetworldstats.com/sa/py.htm
https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Paraguay-Telecoms-Mobile-and-Broadband.html
http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=121&IF_Language=eng&BR_Country=6000&BR_Region=40520
http://www.webometrics.info/university_by_country.asp?country=py
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Paraguay
http://www.webometrics.info/top200_latinamerica.asp?offset=150
http://www.webometrics.info/rank_by_country.asp?country=py
http://www.virtualcampuses.eu/index.php/Universidad_Aut%C3%B3noma_de_Asunci%C3%B3n
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