Guinea-Bissau Education

Guinea-Bissau Education

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.

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Guinea Bissau Schooling

Land area 36,125 km²
Total population 1,927,104
Population density (per km²) 53.3
Capital Bissau
Official language Portuguese
Income per capita 1,900 USD
Currency CFA Franc BCEAO
ISO 3166 code GW
Internet TLD .gw
License plate GNB
Telephone code +245
Time zone UTC ± 0
Geographic coordinates 12 00 N, 15 00 W.

Basic education

The official school age is 7 years. In 2010, both primary and secondary schools became compulsory. The education is free in the public system.

Higher education

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 returned.

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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.

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