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Education of Zimbabwe

Adult literacy rate in Zimbabwe is 86.5%. Male literacy is 88.5%. Female literacy is 84.6%. Therefore, male literacy and female literacy differ by 3.9%. Government expenditure on education is 4.6% of GDP. The education index of Zimbabwe is 0.5 - formal education levels in the country are average, but most of the population has a secondary school education at least; higher education is possible and not uncommon. People in Zimbabwe speak the Shona, English, and Ndebele languages.

English language

In Zimbabwe, around 0% of the population or 5,550,000 people speak English. 250,000 of Zimbabwe's population call English their first language. 5,300,000 of Zimbabwe's population use English as either foreign or second language.