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School and education in Tunisia

The Tunisian education system has long been under both French and Islamic influence. It is 11-year compulsory school for anyone from 6 years. The primary school is divided into 6-year primary school and 3-year secondary school. The language of instruction is mainly Arabic, but French is also used in teaching. The high school is 4 years (2 + 2). There are 107 public higher education institutions, including seven universities. According to UNESCO, approx. 27% (2002) of the adult population are illiterate. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Tunisia.

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