Education and Schools in Mozambique

Education in Mozambique is organised into three stages: primary education, secondary education and higher education. 

Whilst the country does have a national education system, many of the educational programmes are supported by international funding. Illiteracy and low completion rates are just two of the challenges that Mozambique faces. 

Public schools in Mozambique

For the first seven years of school, education is compulsory. Many students drop out at the age of 14, in order to work. Public schools are free, however there are fees involved in order to matriculate. The standard of education is very low, therefore expats with children choose international schools instead.

International schools in Mozambique

There are a number of international schools in Mozambique. The language of instruction is English for the majority of the schools, however there are also Portuguese and French international schools, mostly located in the capital.

Expats should note that demand is high, and space is limited so applying for admission should be a main priority, prior to moving to Mozambique.

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