Languages and Education

Languages

Various languages are still spoken in Ecuador:

Spanish, Kichwa, Achuar-Shiwiar, Cha’palaachi, Cofan, Tsachila, Cuaiquer, Secoya, Shuar, Siona, Tetete, Waorani.

Education

Analphabetism (15 year old +) (2006): 9,1%

Urban: 5.3%
Women 6%
Men 4,5%
Rural: 15.5%
Women 18.1%
Men 12.8%

Scolarity (2001): 7.3 years

Urban 8.7 years
Rural 4.9 years
Primary school 90.1%
Secondary school 44.6%
Superior 11.9%

Desertion (2004-2005)

Pre-primary 4%
Primary 3.6%
Middle school 5.9%

Causes of desertion (2004-2005)

Geographical 25.75%
Familiar 17.73%
Personnal 16.18%
Economical 14.77%
Pedagogical 9.61%
Health 8.75%
Other 7.21%
Total 100%

Schoolarized Children (2008-2009): 3 846 931

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