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
Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau in West Africa; 396,000 residents (2010).
The city was changed. 1693, when the Portuguese built a fort at the mouth of the
Geba River. In 1941, it was designated the capital of Portuguese Guinea and then
grew into a well-planned city with large boulevards and mansions. The center of
Bissau has retained its colonial character, but the strong immigration from
rural areas has caused problems. A memorial for a massacre of striking dock
workers was erected over the city's small harbor in 1959.