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School and education in Namibia

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.

Study in Namibia

Basic education

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 introduced.

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.

Higher education

In 1992, the University of Namibia was established. There are also technical and vocational colleges, four teacher schools and three agricultural colleges.

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