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Equatorial Guinea

History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Higher Education, SummaryTEACHING PROFESSION

Official Country Name: Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Region: Africa
Population: 474,214
Language(s): Spanish, French, pidgin English, Fang, Bubi, Ibo
Literacy Rate: 78.5%

Teachers in Equatorial Guinea face many challenges, especially their own lack of qualifications. In addition, they are faced with crumbling school buildings, very high student-teacher ratios, and a lack of blackboards, books, and materials. Teachers also face political constraints imposed on them by the Obiang regime and are subject to arrests should they act in ways that are perceived as threats to the regime (Liniger-Goumaz 2000).

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