Nine-year primary/elementary school was introduced in
Gambia in 2002. The children start school at the age of
seven. In 2010, seven out of ten children in the current age
group attended primary school. Secondary school encompasses
three years and is given with different specializations, e.g.
scientific, economic, aesthetic or technical field.
Education is available to girls as much as to boys. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Gambia.
Higher education is provided at the University of Gambia,
the Gambia College of Education, the Gambia Technical
Training Institute and The Management Development Institute.
The reading and writing skills of the adult population (over
15 years) were estimated to be 47% in 2009 (58% for men and
36% for women). In 2010, 23% of government spending went to