Journal of International Development Cooperation
Korea International Cooperation Agency

Situational Analysis of Primary Education in Mozambique

Sangbaek Park1
1Monitoring and Evaluation Officer UNICEF Mozambique

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Published Online: Apr 01, 2019


Since 2000, with the extensive support from international development organizations and policy interventions to remove access barriers on primary education, Mozambique experienced a rapid expansion in its education system. As access to education improved, the more children ever before attend schools; around 6 million students in primary education in 2015. Subsequently, net enrollment rates in primary education increased by 37.5 percent and, at the same time, gender disparity in access to education has declined from 0.79 to 0.95. However, school enrollment in recent years became stagnant and learning outcome has deteriorated in regional and national exams.

In this paper, with the review of primary education system in Mozambique and biggest challenges of primary education with respect to access and quality of education, we examine the current situation of primary education in Mozambique using data from the Education Management Information System and present useful implications to development organizations in their future interventions.

Keywords: Primary education; quality education; EMIS; Mozambique