In Namibia, 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, 23.5% of the population over 15 years were
illiterate in 2007.
Before the liberation, different school systems existed
for the different ethnic groups in the country. After
independence in 1990, the country has established one school
system, and a common, centrally established curriculum for
all children in primary and secondary school has been
In principle, the public school is free. For children
under the age of 16, it is compulsory to complete primary
school. Check topschoolsintheusa for test centers of ACT, SAT, and GRE as well high schools in the country of Namibia.
In 1992, the University of Namibia was established. There
are also technical and vocational colleges, four teacher
schools and three agricultural colleges.