School and Education in Bahamas

Training

In general, the teaching is designed according to the British model. It is compulsory and free for children between the ages of 5 and 16 in government-funded schools. In total there are about 150 elementary schools and several private schools, some of which are run by the church.

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The University of the West Indies has a branch in Nassau, where it is mainly focused on education in hotel administration and tourism. A college with a special focus on tourism was started in 1992. At the College of the Bahamas there are other vocational programs, including to technicians and teachers. Education’s share of the state budget is about 10% (2009).

Country data

Area: 13,940 km2 (world ranking: 156)

Population: 395,000

Population density: 28 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 171)

Capital: Nassau

Official languages: English

Gross domestic product: 12.2 billion US $; Real growth: 1.4%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 29,170 US$

Currency: 1 Bahamian dollar (B $) = 100 cents

Embassy

Burggraben 6, 65929 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone 069 72089020,
Fax 069 42089027
E-Mail : [email protected]

Government
Head of State: Elizabeth II, Head of Government: Hubert Minnis, Appearance: Darren Allan Henfield

National holiday: 10.7.

Administrative structure
32 districts

State and form of government
Constitution of 1973
Parliamentary monarchy (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament: House of Assembly with 39 members, election every 5 years; Senate (Senate) with 16 members appointed for 5 years. Right to
vote from 18 years.

Population: Bahamian population,, last census 2010: 351,461 residents
approx. 85% African descent

Cities (with population): (as of 2010) Nassau (New Providence) 246,329 residents.; (As of 2000) Freeport 26,910, Marsh Harbor 4700, Nicholls Town 3400

Religions: 35% Baptists, 15% Anglicans, 14% Catholics, 8% Pentecostals, 5% Church of God, 9% other Protestants (as of 2006)

Languages: English; Creole

Workers by economic sector: Agriculture. 4%, industry 12%, business 84% (2017)

Unemployment (in% of all labor force): 2017: 12.6%

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 1.4%

Foreign trade: import: 2.9 billion US $ (2017); Export: US $ 0.6 billion (2017)

Bahamas Country Flag

Bahamas flag source: Countryaah.com