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Education in Anguilla

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Anguilla has six primary schools and one comprehensive (secondary) school, which is centrally located in the capital. The primary schools teach language arts, math, science, and social studies. A co-curriculum includes arts, music, physical education, and technology. Emphasis is also given to preventive education in life skills, drug awareness, and guidance/counseling.

Education is free and compulsory for students between the ages 5 and 15. The Anguillan education system is based primarily on the British system of education and instruction is given in English, the official language.

The British government is conscious of the deficiencies in the education system and is is making efforts towards reforming and improving it. The literacy rate in Anguilla is 95 percent.

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