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Educational attainment, Mozambique

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      class Educmz:public Editor {

    Educmz(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::mz2007a:
            if (MZ2007A_0403() >= 5 && MZ2007A_0445() == 3)
                a = 10;




EDUCMZ indicates the person's educational attainment in Mozambique in terms of the level of schooling completed.

Comparability — General

Mozambique has a 5-2-3-2 system, including primary first level (EP1, grades 1-5), primary second level (EP2, grades 6-7), secondary 1st cycle (grades 8-10), and secondary 2nd cycle (grades 11-12). The primary and secondary levels compose the general education.

Secondary level technical and vocational education (TVE) is offered at five levels: elementary (level 1), basic (level 2), and medium (levels 3-5). It is taught at technical schools and institutes, covering three major areas: industrial, commercial and agricultural education. Each level lasts one year.

The elementary and basic levels are jointly equivalent to the 1st cycle of general secondary school. Elementary technical education trains people at the arts and craft schools (it aims for practical skills) and its admission requirement is completion of EP1. Basic technical education trains skilled workers for the economic and social sector and its admission requirement is completion of EP2 or elementary technical education (or its equivalent).

Teacher training educates teachers for general education and technical-professional education. This program has three levels: basic, middle and upper level.

Higher education institutions offer several programs, including bachelor's (three-year program), licenciatura (usually four-year programs), and graduate studies.


  • Mozambique 1997: Residents age 5+
  • Mozambique 2007: Residents age 5+


  • Mozambique: 1997, 2007