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                                                    JAMAICA SCHOOL BREAK DOWN



Jamaica's educational facilities are composed of 11 special education schools, 790
primary schools, 493 all-age schools, 64 new secondary schools, 57 secondary high
schools, 6 vocational schools, 11 technical high schools, 10 teacher training colleges,
the University of Technology, Jamaica, and the Mona Campus of the University of the
West Indies.

Population: 2,615,582 (July 1997 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years : 32% (male 428,831; female 409,959)
15-64 years: 61% (male 793,609; female 806,031)
65 years and over: 7% (male 78,453; female 98,699) (July 1997 est.)

Population growth rate: 0.75% (1997 est.)

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over has ever attended school
total population: 85%
male: 80.8%
female: 89.1% (1995 est.)