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Population, Education

Kankan, adult literacy rate, Conakry, primary school, Private schools

Education is free and officially compulsory for all children between the ages of 7 and 13, but in 1998 only 59 percent of eligible children actually attended primary school; the enrollment ratio dropped to 15 percent for secondary schools. The adult literacy rate is 41 percent. Private schools were nationalized by 1962. Higher education is provided by universities at Conakry and Kankan and by 21 other institutions.



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