Malawi - education, The public school system, which is free and compulsory,
includes an eight-year primary school for 6-14 year-olds, applied for
approximately 50%. There are then two two-year levels, each of which ends with the
exam. Higher education takes place at the University of Malawi in Lilongwe and
at five other colleges. The aim is to reduce illiteracy among adults to
approximately 30% in 2000 from approximately 41% in 1993.
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OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Malawi, Dziko La Malawi
CAPITAL CITY: Lilongwe
POPULATION: 13,000,000 (Source: COUNTRYaah)
AREA: 118,484 km²
OFFICIAL/OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: English, nyanja and other Bantu languages
RELIGION: Christians 50%, Muslims 20%, natives religions 10%, others 20%
CURRENCY CODE: MWK
ENGLISH NAME: malawi
POPULATION COMPOSITION: maravi (including nyanja, chewa, tonga and tumbuka) 58%, lomwe 18%, yao 13%,
ngoni 7%, other 4%
GDP PER CAPITA INH.: $ 154 (2007)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: men 40 years, women 40 years (2007)
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, HDI: 0400
LIVING CONDITIONS INDEX, POSITION: 166
INTERNET DOMAIN NAME: .mw
Malawi, Republic of Southern Africa, formerly the British colony of Nyasaland. The
land is long and narrow and extends along the west and south sides of Lake
Malawi. After independence in 1964, the country was ruled by the iron hand of
dictator Hastings Banda, until democracy was introduced at the 1994 elections.
Malawi is poor; population growth, illiteracy and child mortality are all
high; AIDS is widespread.
Malawi - Constitution
Malawi Constitution, The Constitution of the Republic of Malawi is from 1994.
The legislative power lies with a one-chamber parliament with 193 members
elected by universal suffrage for five years. In addition to the elected
members, Parliament may have an unlimited number of members appointed by the
President; he is both head of state and head of government and is elected by
universal suffrage for five years. The president appoints the government whose
members are directly accountable to him.