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Education, Students & Private Schooling

Education in Zambia is divided into several levels: Primary (grades 1-7), Junior Secondary (grades 8-9), Upper Secondary (grades 10-12) and Higher Education. However, only Primary education is free and so many children drop out at this point. Basic Schools, as they are called, teach grades from one to nine (Primary & Junior Secondary) and are considered to be of a decent level of education. 

Government and Community Schools aside, Private Schooling is available and is largely the result of Christian missionaries’ efforts during the 20th Century; these schools typically follow either a British or American Curriculum but are typically too expensive for the locals to afford.