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Brazzaville, Congo, Schooling, compulsory, pupils

Schooling is free and compulsory in the Congo for children of ages 6 to 16. In the 1998-1999 school year primary school enrollment was 276,451 pupils, and 214,650 students attended secondary schools, including technical and teacher-training schools. The country’s only university, Universite Marien-Ngouabi (1961), is in Brazzaville. It has a yearly enrollment of about 12,000 students. The estimated literacy rate in 2001 was 98 percent, one of the highest in Africa.

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