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Cameroon Education


The structure of the educational system is characterized by the colonial past. The French-speaking eastern part of the country has a six-year primary school, followed by a secondary school for four years plus three years of high school. The English-speaking section has a six-year primary school, supplemented with a five-year plus two-year secondary school. In 2008, 88% of the children in the relevant age group underwent primary school. However, the proportion of girls is lower than the proportion of boys. French and English are the language of instruction, and bilingualism, which is enshrined in the Constitution, is sought as part of national unity. Over half of primary schools are run and funded by the state. The rest are private with some government grants. More than half of secondary schools are private. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Cameroon.

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The country has seven state universities, as well as several private. Reading and writing skills among adults (over 15 years) were estimated at 71% in 2007 (79% for men and 63% for women). In 2009, 19% of government spending went to education.

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