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Education Systems in Africa Part VII: Cameroon

Under the terms of Cameroon’s constitution, the state guarantees all citizens free primary school education. Two distinct educational systems operate within the country: Anglophone, in the Southwest and Northwest provinces, and Francophone, which is practiced in the remaining eight provinces. While there are few schools teaching in both French and English, the government envisions moving towards a truly bilingual system throughout the country.

Education Systems in Africa Part II: Angola

Thirty years of civil conflict left Angola with widespread shortages of classrooms and teachers.  Now that the country is at peace, the Angolan government has committed to reforms aimed at improving access to learning for all citizens. With its economy returning to stability and with the help of the international community, Angola is making steady progress towards a brighter educational future.

Education Systems in North America Part XV: Dominica

Dominica’s government recognizes the fundamental role of education toward the social well-being and economic prosperity of the Commonwealth’s citizens. 94% of Dominicans are literate, and school attendance for children between the ages of 5 and 16 is free and compulsory. Government-operated and private and church-sponsored schools serve some 70,000 students throughout the island.

Education Systems in North America Part XIV: Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the Eastern Caribbean – around 90 percent. Education is free and compulsory for children between the ages of 5 and 16, and is provided through a combination of public and church-sponsored schools. The islands’ government funds all school fees through a levy on citizens.