Where in the world is Equatorial Guinea?
This tiny country, with a population of 700,000, is composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands. It is the only Spanish speaking nation on the African continent. The capital city, Malabo, is located on Bioko Island, making Equatorial Guinea one of the only countries where the capital is not on the mainland of a continent.
Education in Equatorial Guinea:
- There are approximately 110,000 students in Equatorial Guinea, 85,000 of those students are in 1st-6th grade.
- In 2009, 38.1% of primary school aged students dropped out of school
- In 2010, 43.7% of primary school aged children (ages 6 through 11) were out of school.
- Education is compulsory for 5 years; expected years of schooling is 4.2.
- Of the 885 schools located in Equatorial Guinea, 785 of them are Primary schools.
- Equatorial Guinea – Social Responsibility In Action: PRODEGE
- Equatorial Guinea – Education Statistics
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics