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