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Haiti Education

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The six-year compulsory school is compulsory and free of charge, but due to lack of teachers and schools, only 60% (1990) start school, and most of them do not complete their schooling. Thanks to the investment in educational programs for adults, illiteracy has decreased somewhat during the 1990s. However, illiteracy, which was estimated at 55% in 1995, is still high. There are six teacher colleges, but the number of newly graduated teachers (200–400 annually) is not enough to reduce teacher shortages. Around 1990, 80% of rural teachers and a third of urban teachers lacked formal qualifications. About one-sixth of the children who complete compulsory school continue in the six-year high school. Half of schoolchildren attend private-run schools, primarily by the Catholic Church. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Haiti.

Study in Haiti

In Port-au-Prince there is a university with about 5,000 students. Only 0.7% of the residents have college education.

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