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Education in Togo

Togo education

Togo education, The French-language and free education system has in principle ten years of compulsory schooling for 5-14 year olds, but it is only fulfilled by approximately half of the students. The official language of instruction is French, but teaching is also in the local languages. About 60% of the adult population is illiterate (2006).

Education in Togo

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The six-year elementary school is followed by a four-year as well as a three-year superstructure. Higher education takes place at business schools and at the Université du Bénin, located in Lomé (Bay of Benin).

OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Togolaise

CAPITAL CITY: Lome

POPULATION: 7,550,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)

AREA: 56,785 km²

OFFICIAL/OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: French, approximately 40 Nigerian-Kordofan languages, including ewe

RELIGION: natives' religions 50%, Catholics 23%, Muslims 15%, Protestants 12%

CURRENCY: CFA franc

CURRENCY CODE: XOF

ENGLISH NAME: Togo

INDEPENDENCE: 1960

POPULATION COMPOSITION: ewe 22%, kabyé 14%, wachi 10%, mina 6%, temba 6%, moba 5%, yoruba 3%, others 34%

GDP PER CAPITA INH.: $ 584 (2012)

LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 62 years, women 67 years (2015)

LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, HDI: 0473

LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, POSITION: 166

INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: ug

POPULATION

Togo, Republic of West Africa. The country became independent in 1960 after a past such as German colony and French mandate. Togo was under the authoritarian rule of Gnassingbé Eyadéma from 1967-2005 and had a economic decline from 1980 to the turn of the millennium. The poor country has for many years been characterized by political instability.

Togo - Constitution

Togo Constitution, The Constitution of the Republic of Togo is from 1992 with amendments from 2002. It provides for a multi-party government. The legislative power lies with a parliament with a chamber. Parliament has 81 members elected by universal suffrage for five years. The executive has the president and the government. The president is elected by universal suffrage for five years. He appoints the Prime Minister among the majority of Parliament. Togo is divided into 30 prefectures (counties). Both President and MPs can be re-elected an unlimited number of times.

 
 
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