In Guinea-Bissau the education follows a 6-3-2 system,
where the primary school lasts for 6 years, the secondary
school for 3 years and the secondary school for 2 years.
According to UNESCO, in 2011, 45% of the population over 15
years were illiterate.
The official school age is 7 years. In 2010, both primary
and secondary schools became compulsory. The education is
free in the public system.
In 2003, the country's first university was opened in the
capital Bissau. Previously, students had to a large extent
had to study abroad, with the consequence that many never