In Zambia the education follows a 7-2-3 system, where the primary school lasts for 7 years, the secondary school for 2 years and the secondary school for 3 years. According to UNESCO, 38.6% of people over the age of 15 were illiterate in 2007.
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|Land area||752,618 km²|
|Residents per km²||23.2|
|Income per capita||4,000 USD|
|ISO 3166 code||ZM|
|Time zone UTC||+2|
|Geographic coordinates||15 00 S, 30 00 O|
Children start school the year they turn six. Officially, primary and secondary schools are free and compulsory. Teaching takes place mainly in English, but also in local African languages, especially in the pediatric stage. Many international and bilateral aid organizations support education in the country.
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Higher education is offered at vocational schools, colleges and universities. On average, an academic year consists of 180 school days and is divided into trimester. Bachelor’s programs usually last for four years, while master’s programs last for two years.
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Lusaʹka, capital of Zambia; 2. 5 million residents (2018). Lusaka is located in an agricultural area and is a gathering place for corn and tobacco, among other things. In the city there is, among other things, cement, textile, shoe and food industry. Lusaka is a road and rail link and has an international airport as well as a university (founded in 1966) and a botanical garden.
Lusaka was built at the Cape – Cairo railway in 1905 and replaced Livingstone (now Maramba) in 1935 as the central location of the British crown colony of Northern Rhodesia.