Guinea-Bissau – education
Guinea-Bissau – education, The school system includes a six-year public elementary school and a three-year middle school that is compulsory and free. The upper secondary education, which consists of a two-year module, includes, in addition to education in commerce and engineering, courses aimed at sports, law, agriculture, medicine and education. The main language of instruction is Portuguese. Guinea-Bissau got its first university in 2003 and today has a state and a private university as well as two branches of Portuguese universities. Since the country’s independence in 1974, illiteracy has been reduced, but is still estimated to include approximately 48% of the adult population over the age of 15 (2012).
OFFICIAL NAME: Republica da Guinea-Bissau
CAPITAL CITY: Bissau
POPULATION: 1,700,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)
AREA: 36100 km²
OFFICIAL/OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Portuguese, Portuguese Creole and balanta, fulani, mandinka and approximately 20 other Nigerian-Kordofan languages
RELIGION: peoples religions 50%, Muslims 45%, Christians 5%
CURRENCY: CFA franc
CURRENCY CODE: XOF
ENGLISH NAME: Guinea-Bissau
POPULATION COMPOSITION: balanta 30%, fulani 20%, mandjaco 14%, male link 13%, pepel 10%, other 13%
GDP PER CAPITA INH.: $ 598 (2014)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 48 years, women 52 years (2014)
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, HDI: 0396
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, POSITION: 177
INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .gw
Guinea-Bissau, formerly Portuguese Guinea, is a small country on the West African coast between Senegal and Guinea. After more than 500 years of Portuguese colonial rule and years of bloody liberation war, Guinea-Bissau became an independent republic in 1974. The country is one of the poorest in the world.
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Guinea-Bissau – Constitution
Guinea-Bissau Constitution, Constitution of the Republic is from 1984 with later amendments. The legislative power lies with the 100 members of the National People’s Assembly elected by ordinary, direct elections for four years. Party formation on a tribal or geographical basis is prohibited. The president, who appoints and heads the government, has the executive power and is elected for five years by ordinary direct elections. Check youremailverifier for Guinea-Bissau social condition facts.