Swaziland Education

Swaziland Education

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 illiterate.

Land area 17,364 km²
Total population 1,104,479
Population density (per km²) 63.6
Capital Mbabane
Official language
Income per capita $ 10,100
Currency Lilangeni
ISO 3166 code SZ
Internet TLD .sz
License plate SD
Telephone code +268
Time zone UTC +2
Geographic coordinates 26 30 S, 31 30 O

Basic education

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 school.

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

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.

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Mbabane

Mbabane, the capital of Swaziland in southern Africa; approximately 58,000 residents (1997). The town is located at an altitude of 1100 m on a plateau in the western part of the country; it grew in the early 1800’s. and became a British administration city in 1902. There are good connections to neighboring countries, including to nearby Maputo in Mozambique and the city receives a lot of tourists.

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