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Education in Guinea

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Schoolgirls in Conakry, Guinea

Primary education in Guinea is compulsory for 8 years.[1] In 1997, the gross primary enrolment rate was 54.4 percent and the net primary enrolment rate was 41.8 percent.[1]

School enrolment

School enrolment remains substantially lower among girls than boys. In 1997, gross female enrollment was 40.7 percent, compared to 67.7 percent for boys.[1] In 1999, primary school attendance was 40 percent.[1] One girl attends school for every two boys.[1]

Children, particularly girls, are kept out of school in order to assist their parents with domestic work or agriculture.[1] Government resources for education are limited, there are not enough school facilities to adequately serve the population of school-age children, and the availability of school supplies and equipment is poor.[1]

In 1990, the Government of Guinea initiated an education sector reform program to increase enrolment, particularly for girls, and to improve education services.[1] As of 2001, the reform program was ongoing, and the government was continuing to commit funds for educational improvements.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Guinea". 2001 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor (2002). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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