The school system consists of a 6-year primary school and a 6-year secondary school, the latter divided into two cycles. Schooling is officially compulsory for ten years, between the ages of 6 and 16. In 2000, 75% of the current age groups were enrolled in primary school; reliable current data is missing. Monrovia is the only university in the country.
The civil wars (1989–96 and 1999–2003) were devastating for the school system, but the government has been investing heavily in education since the end of the war; In 2008, the sector received 12% of government spending. Already in 1981, a state campaign was started to eliminate illiteracy, but because of the civil wars, illiteracy is still widespread; The reading and writing skills of the population over 15 years were estimated in 2009 to be 59% (64% for men and 55% for women).
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Monrovia, capital of Liberia in West Africa; 1.0 million in 2008 (2008). During the 1989-97 civil war, the figure rose to more than 1.3 million, but many have since returned to rural areas. During the war, large parts of Monrovia were destroyed.
The city was changed. 1822, when freed American slaves settled here. The city was named after US President James Monroe. In 1847, the independent republic of Liberia was proclaimed in Monrovia.
Up until the Civil War, the city center was characterized by old-style South American style houses between modern high-rise buildings and villas. Waterside Market is the bustling trading center. The port is the country’s largest and has large iron ore export facilities. approximately 5% of the world’s merchant fleet is formally domiciled in Monrovia; however, this is solely due to the country’s callous maritime law, and the ships have nothing to do with the city in practice.
Monrovia’s climate is tropical with a long rainy season; the annual rainfall exceeds 5000 mm in some years, making the city one of Africa’s richest capitals.