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Lesotho - History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary Education

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BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: Kingdom of Lesotho
Region: Africa
Population: 2,143,141
Language(s): Sesotho, English, Zulu,Xhosa
Literacy Rate: 71.3%
Academic Year: January-December
Number of Primary Schools: 1,249
Compulsory Schooling: 7 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 8.4%
Foreign Students in National Universities: 133
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 374,628
  Secondary: 68,132
  Higher: 4,614
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 108%
  Secondary: 31%
  Higher: 2%
Teachers: Primary: 7,898
  Secondary: 2,878
  Higher: 574
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 47:1
  Secondary: 24:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 114%
  Secondary: 36%
  Higher: 3%

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