Comorian children start school at the age of six. The
compulsory school covers six years. Secondary school starts
at the age of 12 and is seven years old, of which the last
three years are voluntary. Officially, there is compulsory
schooling, but in practice, just over half of the children
attend primary school. However, many of the children also
attend a few years in the Qur'an school, which teaches
Islam, Arabic and some non-religious subjects. About 3.8% of
GDP goes to education. In 2006, about three-quarters (80% of
men and 69% of women) of the population were literate. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Comoros.
The country's first university was inaugurated in 2004 in
the capital Moroni. The limited opportunities to get a job
means that many Comoros study at foreign universities and
then stay abroad.