Fact Sheet

Gender Parity in Post-School Education and Training: Access, Completion and Labour Market Status

This Fact Sheet outlines access and completion in post-school education and training (PSET) institutions, as well as labour market status, in terms of gender.

This Fact Sheet uses the Gender Parity Index (GPI) to measure relative access to PSET opportunities of males and females. The GPI is often used internationally to compare relative access to education between males and females across various countries. Such comparisons serve as a barometer for how countries perform in terms of equity and transformation, and speak to the proportional representation of historically and currently disadvantaged groups within all levels of the education system.

This publication covers

  • Terms & Definitions: Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER); Gender Parity Index (GPI)
  • Overview of the gender parity in PSET institutions
  • Trends in the GPI in Community Education and Training (CET) colleges
  • Trends in the GPI in TVET colleges
  • Higher Education Institutions (Universities – Public and Private)
  • Employment Status
  • Conclusions