Education In Malawi
Malawi has an 8-4-4 education system consisting of primary school (known as Standard 1 to Standard 8), secondary schools (known as Form 1 to 4) and university education. The official entry age into primary level education is 6 years. Primary education in Malawi is compulsory.
The long years of colonial oppression and oppression by the Banda regime have ended their negative influence over the educational system. Education no longer stresses academic preparation leading to access to secondary school and universities, rather the stress is now on agriculture and practical training since few students go on to high school or university and most begin work immediately after primary school. Secondary and university education have seen dramatic growth but neither educational sector comes close to meeting Malawi's educational needs for a well-trained labor force.
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