SHORT INFORMATION

Education in the Gambia

The Constitution mandates free and compulsory primary education in the Gambia, but a lack of resources and education infrastructure has made implementation difficult. In 1995, the gross primary enrollment rate was 77.1 percent and the net primary enrollment rate was 64.7 percent.

SHORT INFORMATION

Politics of the Gambia

Politics of the Gambia takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President of the Gambia is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Festivals and Events in Gambia

Music Festival in Gambia has been taking place every year since 2005 in Kartong near Banjul. Local and international artists from western African countries and Europe actively participate in the festival. The festival incorporates both music and dance and also offer opportunities for the tourists to mix with locals and take part in workshops organised by the locals.