A southeastern African country with a population of just under 26 million, Mozambique faces many economic and educational challenges. Mozambique has worked with COL to expand access to learning for sustainable development through open and distance learning.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

3,657,186

 

2,925,519

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20171

33%

 

37%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20181

7%

 

8%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

31.3%

 

28.4%

Secondary (2017)

 

Tertiary (2018)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre, retrieved in June 2021

 

Literacy rate (2009)1

36.5%

 

67.4%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

88%

 

64%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

39%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

54

 

52

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

0.2 47.7
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0.3 15.1
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
7.1 10
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in March 2020

Highlights

COL’s current work in Mozambique is primarily in the areas of open and innovative schooling, technical and vocational skills development, and girls’ and women’s education and training. Mozambique benefits from the programmes offered by the Southern African Development Community Centre for Distance Education (SADC-CDE). Learners from Mozambique have also benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources.

Partners

Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Mozambique include:

  • Ministry of Education and Human Development (formerly Ministry of Education and Culture)
  • Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo
  • Associação Progresso
  • National Directorate for Professional Technical Education
  • National Institute of Distance Education
  • Universidade Eduardo Mondlane