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