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Benin Education


Benin has six years of compulsory schooling. The tuition, given in French, is free. The primary school (4,500 schools) starts at the age of six and is six years old. The secondary school, which comprises a four-year and a three-year stage, starts at the age of 12. In 2005, 78% of children of relevant age were enrolled in primary schools and 33% in secondary schools. In 2002, UNESCO estimated the proportion of literacy in the adult population to be 34.7% (47.9% men, 23.3% women). Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Benin.

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Higher education is given, among other things. at the University of Cotonou, founded in 1970. In 1999, the university had just over 16,000 students, of which 20% were women. It consists of 19 institutions spread over six campuses. In 2005, 14.1% of the state budget went to the education sector.

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