The school system is relatively well developed according to African conditions. Approximately 92% of children (99% of boys and 84% of girls) begin compulsory five-year primary school. However, the quality of teaching is poor, the teachers’ level of education is low and there is a lack of teaching material. School fees mean that many cannot afford to keep children in school. Dropouts are common. About a quarter of the children begin the seven-year education that follows primary school. In the capital Malabo there is a university that cooperates with Spanish institutions. Hundreds of students study abroad. Illiteracy is relatively low in Equatorial Guinea compared to other sub-Saharan countries; about 86% (93% of men and 78% of women) can read and write.
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Equatorial Guinea flag source: Countryaah.com
|Land area||28,051 km²|
|Residents per km²||29.8|
|Income per capita||$ 37,400|
|Currency||CFA franc BEAC|
|ISO 3166 code||GQ|
|Time zone UTC||+3|
|Geographic coordinates||2 00 N, 10 00 O|