Zambia Education

Zambia Education

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.

Zambia Schooling

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Land area 752,618 km²
Total population 17,426,623
Residents per km² 23.2
Capital Lusaka
Official language English
Income per capita 4,000 USD
Currency Zambian kwacha
ISO 3166 code ZM
Internet TLD .zm
License plate Z
Telephone code +260
Time zone UTC +2
Geographic coordinates 15 00 S, 30 00 O

Basic education

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.

Higher education

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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Lusaka

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.

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