Education in Liberia
Liberia – education
Liberia – education, The public school system suffered a lot during the civil war, but is in principle free and compulsory for 7-16 year olds. It includes a six-year elementary school for 6-12 year olds, who are now characterized by high dropout rates. The superstructure has two three-year levels. There is also a university in Monrovia and a few other higher education institutions for agriculture and engineering. Illiteracy includes approximately 60% of all over 15 years (1990).
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Liberia
CAPITAL CITY: Monrovia
POPULATION: 4,400,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)
AREA: 99,000 km²
OFFICIAL/OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: English, approximately 30 Nigerian-Kordofan languages, including kpelle
RELIGION: natives’ religions 50%, Christians 32%, Muslims 18%
CURRENCY: US dollar
CURRENCY CODE: LRD
ENGLISH NAME: liberia
POPULATION COMPOSITION: men 42% (among others kpelle 19%, gio 8%, mano 7%), kru 34% (eg base 14%, grebo 9%, kru 7%), descendants of released American slaves 5%, other 19%
GDP PER CAPITA INH.: $ 484 (2014)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 57 years, women 60 years (2007)
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, HDI: 0412
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, POSITION: 175
INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .lr
Liberia, (derived from lat. Liber ‘free’), is a Republic of West Africa. Liberia was created in 1847 as a new home for freed American slaves, and formally, unlike almost all other African countries, has never been a colony. Throughout its history, the country has been marked by great social differences and political instability; 1989-2003 in the form of a bloody civil war, which displaced a large part of the population to neighboring countries.
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Liberia – Constitution
Liberia – Constitution, The Constitution of the Republic of Liberia is from 1986 with amendments 1988 and 1991. The legislative power lies with a two-chamber parliament, consisting of the Senate with 26 members and the House of Representatives with 64. Both chambers are elected for six years in general elections. The president, who is both head of state and head of government, is elected in the same way for six years. The Civil War has so far (1997) prevented the implementation of the Constitution’s provisions; since 1995, a six-member council, which also includes three representatives of the main rebel movements, has served as interim management. Check youremailverifier for Liberia social condition facts.