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Education in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone - education

Sierra Leone - education, In the public school system, there is no school attendance and attendance is low, especially in rural areas. The education system includes a six-year elementary school followed by a six-year superstructure, of which vocational education forms a branch. Higher education finds place at the country's university in Freetown. approximately 70% of the population is illiterate.

Education in Sierra Leone

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ETYMOLOGY: The country's name comes from Spanish Sierra Leona, after older Portuguese Serra Lyoa, from serra 'mountain range' and lyoa 'lioness', egl. 'Løvindebjergene'.

OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Sierra Leone

CAPITAL CITY: Freetown

POPULATION: 5,900,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)

AREA: 73,325 km²

OFFICIAL/OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: English, krio (Creole-English), approximately 20 Nigerian-Kordofan languages

RELIGION: Muslims 60%, natives religions 30%, Christians 10%

CURRENCY: Leone

CURRENCY CODE: SLL

ENGLISH NAME: Sierra Leone

INDEPENDENCE: 1961

POPULATION COMPOSITION: mean 35%, temp 32%, limba 8%, kono 5%, fulani 4%, other 16%

GDP PER CAPITA INH.: $ 613 (2012)

LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 55 years, women 60 years (2015)

LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, HDI: 0374

LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, POSITION: 183

INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .sl

POPULATION

Sierra Leone, Republic of West Africa, Former British Colony. After independence in 1961, the country briefly experienced strong economic growth, but since the mid-1960's it has been hit by financial crises, military coups and in the 1990's civil war.

At the turn of the century, Sierra Leone was one of the world's poorest countries with hundreds of thousands of refugees, greatly reduced production and a collapsed economy. In addition, in 2014 there was an outbreak of Ebola.

Sierra Leone - language

Sierra Leone - language, Official language is English; as lingua franca, krio, an English-based pidgin language, is used. Of the nearly 20 African languages are the largest incoming (about 1.3 million. 1989), Temne (about 1.2 million. 1995) and limba (approximately 340,000, 1989). They all belong to the Nigerian-Kordofan language set.

Sierra Leone - Constitution

Sierra Leone Constitution, the Constitution of the Republic was adopted after a referendum in 1961. It guarantees a multi-party system as well as respect for human rights. However, it was put into effect at a military coup in 1992, and it was not until 1996 that elections for the 80-member National Assembly were held. The inauguration of a president took place the same year.

 
 
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