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close this bookReport on Reading in English in Primary Schools in Malawi - Education Research Paper No. 04 (DFID, 1993, 56 p.)
close this folder2. Malawi: Primary education
View the document2.1 Structure
View the document2.2 General background
View the document2.3 Statistical information
View the document2.4 Teacher training

2.1 Structure

There are 8 years of primary schooling in Malawi, followed by 4 years of secondary schooling (see Appendix A). Children start school at the age of 6. However there is considerable variation in age within any year and children over 16 may occasionally be found in the first year, while some 40% of pupils in the eighth year are over 16.