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Education in Guyana

Guyana - education

Primary school, which is compulsory and free for 5-14-year-olds, is sought by 90% (1991). The education system has been state-owned at all levels since 1976. At the higher level, there are especially schools for engineering, trade, crafts and agriculture. In addition, the University of Guyana in Georgetown, established in 1963.

Education in Guyana

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OFFICIAL NAME: Co-operative Republic of Guyana

CAPITAL CITY: Georgetown

POPULATION: 735,500 (Source: COUNTRYaah)

AREA: 215,000 km²

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE (S): English, Creole-English, Arabic and Caribbean languages

RELIGION: Christians 58%, Hindus 33%, Muslims 9%

COIN: guyana dollar

CURRENCY CODE: GYD

ENGLISH NAME: Guyana

INDEPENDENCE: 1966

POPULATION COMPOSITION: Indians 43.5%, blacks 30.2%, Indians 9.1%, mixed 16.7%, others 0.5%

GDP PER residents: $ 3596 (2012)

LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 65 years, women 71 years (2014)

INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, HDI: 0.638

INDEX OF LIVING CONDITIONS, POSITION: 121

INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .gy

Guyana, sparsely populated republic of northern South America, formerly British Guyana; the country became independent in 1966. Linguistically, historically and culturally, the country is more closely linked to the Caribbean than to South America, and there are few connections to neighboring countries. Guyana has significant deposits of high quality bauxite for aluminum production.

POPULATION

Guyana - Constitution

The Republic of Guyana is a member of the Commonwealth. The 1980 Constitution declares the country to be on the path from capitalism to socialism. Legislative power lies with the 65 members of the National Assembly, who are elected for a five-year term; 53 are directly elected, ten are elected by the ten Regional Democratic Councils, and two are elected by the National Congress of Democratic Organizations, which together with the National Assembly constitute the Supreme Congress of the People, a forum for deliberation. The leader of the party which receives the largest number of votes in the parliamentary elections is elected president; he or she has the executive power and is elected for five years.

 
 
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