Since 2000, with the extensive support from international development organizations and policy interventions to remove access barriers on primary education, Mozambique experienced a rapid expansion in its education system. As access to education improved, the more children ever before attend schools; around 6 million students in primary education in 2015. Subsequently,net enrollment rates in primary education increased by 37.5 percent and, at the same time, gender disparity in access to education has declined from 0.79 to 0.95. However, school enrollment in recent years became stagnant and learning outcome has deteriorated in regional and national exams. In this paper, with the review of primary education system in Mozambique and biggest challenges of primary education with respect to access and quality of education, we examine the current situation of primary education in Mozambique using data from the Education Management Information System and present useful implications to development organizations in thrfuture interventions.
I. Introduction_x000D_ _x000D_ II. Education System and Financing_x000D_ 1. Education Administration and Management_x000D_ 2. Financial resources_x000D_ _x000D_ III. Access and Quality of Primary Education_x000D_ 1. Enrollment_x000D_ 2. School Retention_x000D_ 3. SDI Survey Result_x000D_ 4. Quality (Learning Outcome)_x000D_ _x000D_ IV. Analysis of EMIS data_x000D_ 1. Overage rate_x000D_ 2. Dropout rate_x000D_ 3. Pass rate_x000D_ 4. Repetition rate_x000D_ _x000D_ V. Conclusion