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Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Education > Duration of compulsory education

DEFINITION: Duration of compulsory education is the number of grades (or years) that a child must legally be enrolled in school.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Gabon 11 years 2000
=2 Cote d'Ivoire 10 years 2000
=2 Togo 10 years 2000
=2 Seychelles 10 years 2000
=2 Botswana 10 years 2000
=2 Burkina Faso 10 years 2000
=2 Liberia 10 years 2000
=2 Namibia 10 years 2000
=9 Mali 9 years 2000
=9 South Africa 9 years 2000
=9 Mauritania 9 years 2000
=9 Madagascar 9 years 2000
=13 Kenya 8 years 2000
=13 Somalia 8 years 2000
=13 Sudan 8 years 2000
=13 Ghana 8 years 2000
=13 Malawi 8 years 2000
=13 Comoros 8 years 2000
=19 Eritrea 7 years 2000
=19 Mozambique 7 years 2000
=19 Zimbabwe 7 years 2000
=19 Zambia 7 years 2000
=19 Swaziland 7 years 2000
=19 Tanzania 7 years 2000
=19 Lesotho 7 years 2000
=26 Central African Republic 6 years 1997
=26 Mauritius 6 years 2000
=26 Benin 6 years 2000
=26 Nigeria 6 years 2000
=26 Rwanda 6 years 2000
=26 Chad 6 years 2000
=26 Niger 6 years 2000
=26 Cameroon 6 years 2000
=26 Senegal 6 years 2000
=26 Guinea-Bissau 6 years 2000
=26 Djibouti 6 years 2000
=26 Ethiopia 6 years 2000
=26 Guinea 6 years 2000
=26 Sao Tome and Principe 6 years 2000
=26 Cape Verde 6 years 2000
=26 Burundi 6 years 2000
42 Equatorial Guinea 5 years 2000
43 Angola 4 years 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Education > Duration of compulsory education. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", UNESCO. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Sub--Saharan-Africa/Education/Duration-of-compulsory-education

Sub-Saharan Africa Compared by Education > Duration of compulsory education

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Interesting observations about Education > Duration of compulsory education

  • Belgium ranked first for duration of compulsory education amongst Christian countries in 2000.
  • Dominica ranked first for duration of compulsory education amongst Hot countries in 2000.
  • Brunei ranked first for duration of compulsory education amongst Muslim countries in 2000.
  • Peru ranked first for duration of compulsory education amongst Emerging markets in 2000.
  • Netherlands ranked second for duration of compulsory education amongst Europe in 2000.
  • Germany ranked second for duration of compulsory education amongst Cold countries in 2000.
  • Gabon ranked first for duration of compulsory education amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2000.
  • Italy ranked last for duration of compulsory education amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2000.
  • United Kingdom ranked #4 for duration of compulsory education amongst European Union in 2000.
  • Guatemala ranked second for duration of compulsory education amongst Catholic countries in 2000.
  • United States ranked #4 for duration of compulsory education amongst High income OECD countries in 2000.
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