Training The education system has to a large extent the French model. The public schools are free of charge, but not the teaching materials. There are also many Koran schools and private Catholic schools. About 66% of boys and about 49% of girls start the six-year compulsory compulsory school, and about 43% complete it. Many quit prematurely because they are needed as labor in agriculture or at home. The classes are often large and there is a shortage of teachers….