Education in Swaziland


Education in Swaziland

Education in Swaziland is neither free nor compulsory. [http://www.dol.gov/ilab/media/reports/iclp/tda2001/Swaziland.htm "Swaziland"] . "2001 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor". Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor (2002). "This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.] The Ministry of Education pays teacher salaries, while student fees and money raised from the community pay for costs such as building upkeep and teacher housing. In 1996, the net primary school enrollment rate was 90.8 percent, with gender parity at the primary level. In 1998, 80.5 percent of children reached grade 5. Primary school attendance rates were unavailable for Swaziland as of 2001. In 1996, 91.3 percent of the teachers were certified to teach according to national standards, and the pupil to teacher ratio was 33:9.

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