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St. George's College
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Location
City: Causeway, Harare
Country: Zimbabwe
General Information
Type: Secondary school
Founded: 1896
Address & Contact Information
Address: P. Bag 7727
City: Causeway
State/Province: Harare
Country: Zimbabwe
Phone: (+263) 4/702 849
Fax: (+263) 4/723 832
E-mail: pedwards@stgeorges.co.zw


St. George's College is a Jesuit secondary school located in Zimbabwe in Causeway, Harare. It was founded in 1896.

Zimbabwe has an adult literacy rate of approximately 90% which is amongst the highest in Africa. However, since 1995 the adult literacy rate of Zimbabwe has steadily decreased which is a trend shared by other African countries.

The majority of the wealthier portion of the population send their children to independent schools as opposed to the government-run schools which are attended by the poorer members of the population.

Zimbabwe's education system consists of 7 years of primary and 6 years of secondary schooling before students can enter university in country or abroad. The academic year in Zimbabwe runs from January to December, with three month terms, broken up by one month holidays, with a total of 40 weeks of school per year.

There are seven public universities as well as three other church-related universities in Zimbabwe that are fully internationally accredited. The University of Zimbabwe, the first and largest, was built in 1952 and is located in the Harare suburb of Mount Pleasant.

However, education in Zimbabwe became under threat since the economic changes in 2000 with teachers going on strike because of low pay, students unable to concentrate because of hunger and the price of uniforms soaring making this standard a luxury.


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Contact Information

P. Bag 7727; Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Tel: 263-4/702 849
Fax: 263-4/723 832
E-Mail: pedwards@stgeorges.co.zw

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