Comoros Education

Comoros Education


Comorian children start school at the age of six. The compulsory school covers six years. Secondary school starts at the age of 12 and is seven years old, of which the last three years are voluntary. Officially, there is compulsory schooling, but in practice, just over half of the children attend primary school. However, many of the children also attend a few years in the Qur’an school, which teaches Islam, Arabic and some non-religious subjects. About 3.8% of GDP goes to education. In 2006, about three-quarters (80% of men and 69% of women) of the population were literate.

Comoros Schooling

Land area 2,235 km²
Total population 846.281
Population density (per km²) 378.6
Capital Moroni
Official language Arabic, French
Income per capita 1,600 USD
Currency Comoros Franc
ISO 3166 code KM
Internet TLD .km
License plate COM
Telephone code +269
Time zone UTC + 3
Geographic coordinates 12 10 S, 44 15 O

The country’s first university was inaugurated in 2004 in the capital Moroni. The limited opportunities to get a job means that many Comoros study at foreign universities and then stay abroad.

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