About the Ethiopian Education System

Primary
Type of school providing this education: Primary School
Length of program in years: 8
Age level from: 7 to 14
First Cycle Secondary
Type of school providing this education: General Secondary School
Length of program in years: 2
Age level from: 15 to 16
Certificate/diploma awarded: Ethiopian General School Leaving Certificate Examination (EGSLCE)
Second Cycle Secondary
Type of school providing this education: Preparatory Secondary School
Length of program in years: 2
Age level from: 17 to 18
Certificate/diploma awarded: Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEEE)
Technical
Type of school providing this education: Technical School and Junior College
Length of program in years: 3
Age level from: 17 to 19
Vocational
Type of school providing this education: Vocational School and Junior College
Length of program in years: 3
Age level from: 17 to 19