In Swaziland the education follows a 7-3-2 system, where
the primary school lasts for 7 years, the secondary school
for 3 years and the secondary school for 2 years. According
to UNESCO, in 2011, 12% of the population over 15 years were
The official school age is 6 years. Primary school is in
principle free and compulsory. Almost all children start
primary school, but only 35% of 13-year-olds start secondary
Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern
Africa, one of United World Colleges ' 12 international
schools, is located in the capital Mbabane. The school was
established in 1963.
Higher education is offered at the University of
Swaziland and Swaziland College of Technology, among others.
About 6% of the population aged 18-22 received higher
education in 2011.