Mali Education

Mali Education

In Mali, the education follows a 6-3-3 system, where the primary school lasts for 6 years, the secondary school for 3 years and the secondary school for 3 years. According to UNESCO, in 2006, 74% of the population over 15 years were illiterate.

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Land area 1,240,192 km²
Total population 19,553,397
Population density (per km²) 15.8
Capital Bamako
Official language French
Income per capita $ 2,200
Currency CFA Franc BCEAO
ISO 3166 code ML
Internet TLD .ml
License plate RMM
Telephone code +223
Time zone UTC 0
Geographic coordinates 17 00 N, 4 00 W.

Basic education

The official school age is 7 years. In principle, both primary and secondary school are free and compulsory. Nevertheless, only 63% of 7-year-olds started in primary school in 2011, while only 31% of 13-year-olds started in secondary school.

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Higher education

There are some higher education institutions in the country, but most students study either in Senegal or in France.

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