Lower education in Zambia is divided into three levels; primary, junior secondary and upper secondary. Higher education is very limited and centred on the six universities of Zambia: University of Zambia, Copperbelt University, Zambia Open University, Cavendish University, Zambia Adventist University and Northrise University.
Schooling usually falls into three levels:
So-called "basic schools" teach years one to nine, as year nine is considered to be a decent level of schooling for the majority of children. However, schooling is only free up to year seven and most children drop out then.
Both government and private schools exist in Zambia. Education is difficult for the government of Zambia to provide because of the very small tax base of the economy. Without money to buy equipment schools must operate with meager resources.The private school system began largely as a result of Christian mission efforts during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Students are not receiving the help that is require because of the economic system being trumped by the government and since the taxes in Zambia are increasing higher, it is a 74% chance of all boys and girls not attending to Middle School or High School. One of the most famous private schools is the Roman Catholic-run St Mary's Seminary in Eastern Province. The majority of the Zambia population are very poorly and cannot afford the education for their children. Private schools operate under either the British or American way of schooling.
Educational opportunities beyond high school are rather limited in Zambia. If students are luckily to pass entrance exams, and more likely to pay for school, then they move from their village homes and go off to a boarding high school for the 8-12th grades. There are few schools offering higher education, most schools are private institutions run by businesses or charities. School buildings, with generally large classes and few resources and most Zambians cannot afford the fees. The University of Zambia is the primary institution of higher learning. Rare students will be able to attend a college.
There is only one university in the country which is expensive,but there are several specialty colleges for children in Zambia to enroll and have a career future. Several teacher training colleges offer two-year programmes beyond high school, and there are several Christian schools which offer seminary-level training. Having a better risk of comprehending different curricular activities, and having a common living space.
Cecily's Fund is one of the supporters of education in Zambia, funding the school courses of over 11,000 children (as of June 2010). The charity also fully funds Bwafano Community School in Lusaka.
Camfed supports girls and young women in Zambia.
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