The question on literacy referred to the respondent's ability to read and write in any language. A person was considered literate if he/she could read and write a simple statement with understanding. The question on literacy was asked only of persons 11 years and older.

School Attendance

Data was collected on school attendance for all persons three (3) years and older. School attendance refers to whether a person has ever attended, was currently attending or has never attended school. In the census, school meant an educational institution where a person received at least four hours of formal education. 
Although the lower age limit of formal education is six years for primary one, eligibility for the school attendance question was lowered to three years because pre-school education has become an important phenomenon in the country.

Level of Education

Level of education refers to the highest level of formal school that a person ever attended or was attending. This information was obtained for persons 3 years and older.

Activity Status

Activity status refers to economic or non-economic activity of respondents during the 7 days preceding census night. Information on type of activity was collected on persons 5 years and older. A person was regarded as economically active if he/she:

a. Worked for pay or profit or family gain for at least 1 hour within the 7 days preceding Census Night. This included persons who were in paid employment or self- employment or contributing family workers.

b. Did not work, but had jobs to return to.

c. Were unemployed.


The economically not active were persons who did not work and were not seeking for work. They were classified by reasons for not being economically active. Economically not active persons included homemakers, students, retired persons, the disabled and persons who were unable to work due to their age or ill-health



Current school attendance defines the human resource potential of the country. For this reason, data on the population currently attending educational institutions are important for human resource planning to sustain improvements in socio-economic conditions in the country. Again, information on past school attendance provides an indication of formal schooling in the society. In a society where few people have attended formal school in the past, there will be few people with the requisite knowledge and skills needed for social and economic development. 
Out of the 20,574people currently attending school, 10,845 were males while 9,729 were females (Table 3.10).

The highest proportion among current school attendance was those who attend primary school (48.9%). A slightly higher proportion of females (49.9%) than males (48.1%) currently attend primary school. About 26.7 percent were enrolled in the pre-school (nursery and kindergarten) while 0.6 percent attended tertiary institutions. Table 3.10 also shows that among those who attended school in the past, 6,938 were males while 6,653 were females. The highest proportion of those who attended school in the past is recorded for JSS/JHS (35.6%).A higher proportion of the females (38.2%) than males (33.1%) attended JSS/JHS in the past. A higher proportion of females (29.9%) who attended school in the past also attended primary school compared to their male counterparts (18.2%).

Education    Institution                                        NUMBER

        Pre-School / Kindergarten                                11
        Primary Schools                                               10
        Junior High Schools                                          9
        School For The Physically Handicapped           None
        Senior High School                                           2
        Technical / Vocational                                       None
        Tertiary                                                              2
        Pre-School / Kindergarten                                43
        Primary Schools                                                42
        Junior High Schools                                          39
        School For The Physically Handicapped          None
        Senior High School                                            1
        Technical / Vocational                                       None

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