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Guinea - Schools

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Education in Guinea is free, and compulsory between the ages of 7 and 17. Children go through six years of primary school. Secondary education is given in colleges and high schools (lycées). College is compulsory for all pupils who have successfully completed primary school. It has four levels, the 7th year, 8th year, 9th year, and 10th year which is the class that is taken for access to high school. Even though school tuition is free, parents must still pay for books and uniforms, and this causes the fact that few children actually complete their schooling, and many don't even start. Another reason can be the lack of schools in the area in which the family lives.
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Children in Koran school