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The Education System in Swaziland

In 1996, the net primary school enrolment rate was 90.8%, with gender parity at the primary level. In 1998, 80.5% of children reached grade five. It is hoped that with free Primary education Swaziland will meet by 2015.

As of 2009 is Swaziland started rolling out free primary level education starting with Grade one, since as of 2015 Primary education is free from Grade one through to Grade seven, but not compulsory.

Swaziland is home to a United World College. In 1963 Waterford school, later named Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa, was founded as southern Africa’s first multiracial school. In 1981 Waterford Kamhlaba joined the United World Colleges movement as the first and only United World College on the African continent.