Malawi has a free, compulsory primary school education,
which begins at the age of six and lasts for eight years. It
is divided into two stages. During the first five courses
the teaching takes place in chewa, then only in English.
Secondary education begins at the age of 14 and lasts for
four years with two cycles each of two years. In 2009, 91%
of the current age groups were enrolled in primary school.
The corresponding figure for the secondary school was 25% in
the same year. However, many children do not complete their
schooling, mainly due to various consequences of poverty. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Malawi.
The country has two universities: University of Malawi in
Lilongwe (founded in 1964) and University of Mzuzu
(inaugurated in 1999).
The reading and writing skills of the adult population
(15 years and over) were estimated in 2009 to be 74% (81%
for men and 67% for women).