Primary education is both free and compulsory in Libya. Children between the ages of 6 and 15 attend primary school and then attend secondary school for three additional years (15- to 18-year-olds). According to figures reported for the year 2000, approximately 766,807 students attended primary school and had 97,334 teachers; approximately 717,000 students were enrolled in secondary, technical, and vocational schools; and about 287,172 students were enrolled in Libya’s universities.
Education in Malawi no longer stresses academic preparation leading to access to secondary school and universities, rather the stress is now on agriculture and practical training since few students go on to high school or university and most begin work immediately after primary school.
Morocco has made significant strides in education over the past decades. The Government allocates about 26% of its annual budget for education. The education system in Morocco has undergone several reform and unification programmes in an effort to reduce regional differences in quality and standards, and to ensure universal access to education throughout the country.
Education is compulsory in Mozambique for the introductory seven years of it, although an alarming number of children to not even get this far. Following a period spent in pre-primary crèche which is optional, they may spend 2 years at jardin infantil followed by another 5 at primary school, which completes the compulsory period.
The Namibian education system has been evolving since the nation achieved independence, although the dream of equal education for all remains tantalizingly unreached. A program of pre-primary education is unrolling, and is hoped to be completed by 2013. Pupils spend their first 7 years at primary school from age 6, where they are promoted from grade to grade on the basis of competencies.
Education in Niger like that of other developing nations, particularly in the Sahelian region of Africa, faces challenges from poverty and poor access to schools. Although education is compulsory between the ages of seven and fifteen, Niger has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world.