Education in Cape Verde
Cape Verdean schools conducts classes in Portuguese language. Crioulo is also used but not as language of instruction. This is mainly because, before 1975 Cape Verde was Portuguese colony. Post independence the quality of education in Cape Verde has declined. The main reasons in decline of level of education in Cape Verde are lack of adequate learning spaces, lack of materials, and teachers with little or no training, among other possible factors. The Netherlands is offering helping hand to Cape Verde to strengthen pre school education. Primary school education in Cape Verde is mandatory between the ages of 6–14 and free for children ages 6–12.
Education in Cape Verde is organized into a 6-6 formal education structure. Children enter primary school at the age of 6, and then are required to attend school for 6 years. The secondary education level requires students to attend school for grades 7 through 12.
The secondary education in Cape Verde has a curriculum which focuses on scientific, technological and cultural knowledge in order to prepare children for the work life. Higher Education is also offered through different colleges and institutes. The Candidates who completes secondary level of education may proceed for higher education through a national institute or may look overseas US, UK, Etc to obtain a college diploma or higher.