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Mozambique Education


At independence, between 85 and 95% of the population was estimated to be illiterate. In the early 1980s, therefore, major investments were made in adult education with assistance from, among other things, Swedish PAGE. In 2009, the reading and writing skills of the adult population (over 15 years) were estimated to be 55% (70% for men and 42% for women). Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Mozambique.

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The primary school is compulsory and covers seven years. It is followed by a voluntary secondary school, which comprises two cycles of three and two or three years respectively. In 1972, approximately 30% of the children of the current ages for primary and secondary school were estimated to be enrolled in school. This figure increased to 52% in 1979, but decreased due to the precarious situation in the country to only 32% in 1993. In 2009, nine out of ten children in the current grades were enrolled in primary school. Access to education is worse in the north of the country than in the south. In Mozambique there are three state and one private university. Of the state expenditure for 2006, 5% was allocated to the education sector.

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