Schools in Mozambique
- Independent Schools
Gross enrolment overall: 60.9% (2011)
Primary female–male ratio: 0.91:1 (2012)
Secondary female–male ratio: 0.89:1 (2012)
Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 54.8:1 (2012)
Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 33.1:1 (2012)
There are seven years of compulsory education starting at the age of six. Primary school comprises seven years and secondary five, with cycles of three and two years. Some 31 per cent of pupils complete primary school (2011). The school year starts in January.
There are various independent or private schools throughout Mozambique. Some of the more noteworthy schools include the American International School of Mozambique, a co-educational day school offering an American-style education programme in English from early learning to Grade 12. The Maputo International School teaches the British National Curriculum from preschool to Year 13, leading to IGCSE in years 10, 12 and 13. Both schools provide international accreditation to enter further study abroad. The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASSA), the largest and oldest association of independent (private) schools in the Southern Africa region, is represented in Mozambique.