Mozambique - Education

The education system in Mozambique is slowly being rebuilt after the civil war, which destroyed at least 50% of primary schools. Between 1980 and 1985 alone, the number of schools dropped from 5,730 to 3,679. In 1990, private schooling was reintroduced.

Education is compulsory for seven years, but in practice, most students do not study for the full compulsory period. In 1995, there were 4,167 primary schools with 24,575 teachers and 1,415,428 pupils. Secondary schools enrolled 185,181 students, taught by 5,615 teachers. The pupil-teacher ratio at the primary level was 62 to 1 in 1999. In the same year, 50% of primary-school-age children were enrolled in school, while only 7% of those eligible attended secondary school. As of 1999, public expenditure on education was estimated at 2.9% of GDP.

Eduardo Mondlane University is established at Maputo. In 1997, there were 7,143 students and 915 teachers engaged in post-secondary education. The objective of the government is to promote the spread of education at all levels through democratization guided by the state. Since the country still had an estimated adult illiteracy rate of 55.5% in 2000 (males, 40%; females, 71%), literacy training is a high-priority area.

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im glad that they are trying to rebuild! and i hope all goes will for the people of mozambique!
well i read this whoe article because i had 2 do a project on Mozambique and by readn this it made me feel sad as well...but like it said there slowly rebuildn and i think thats a very good thing that there doin and i wish all those students luck at school
I'm a student teacher at The University of The Witwatersrand and strongly let down by the Mozambique government. It seems as if the education standard is very low there. I understand the economic status of the country, but, what is the government doing about the future of its citizens. How about apealing to other nations like Sauth Africa and the rich countries in the world to atleast train teachers who will work in Mozambique for them. The fact that teachers are not well paid there contributes to the poor education the children are obtaining. You must understand that when I speak of Mozambique I do not speak of Maputo, but, Mozambique and the whole of it.
What a great job which is done by the government to take this country to a higher level in terms of education As a true patriot of this country i would like to conderm all te activites which drew back our country to the mud. Im a first year student at up beira. thank you for this great oppotunity to express my opinion into this context
That is so sad that our world is still in poverty and fear :(
This is really interesting since i have a project on mozambique. It's sad knowing that their schools were destroyed!!
My congratulations to the mozambican goverment and everyone who contribuites for the natioal education system development.
As they say "be the change that you want to see" I want to help in Mozambique but I can never do it on my own I'll need help because it is a huge project, so please anyone who is willing to help come and join us

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