Education in Guinea-Bissau is compulsory from the age of 7 to 13.[1] In 1998, the gross primary enrollment rate was 53.5 percent, with higher enrollment ratio for males (67.7 percent) compared with females (40 percent).[1]

In 2011 the literacy rate in Guinea-Bissau was estimated at 55.3% (68.9% male, and 42.1% female).[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Guinea-Bissau" Archived 2013-09-09 at the Wayback Machine. 2001 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor (2002). This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "The World Factbook". Archived from the original on June 13, 2007. Retrieved 15 October 2014.