Mianatra teny Malagasy, izahay
The school system resembles a colonized African education of primary and secondary schools. Primary is for children ages six to eleven and secondary for kids twelve to eighteen, for a total of 12 years. The primary school completion rate is 58% and UNICEF states the literacy rate for youth (15-24) is about 65%! (As in many cournties of the majoirty world, it is hard to get exact numbers) As it might be assumed, education is a continual struggle for many in Madagascar, though there is a drive among the youth that is inspirational. It is always interesting when we find ourselves with young adults who desire to speak English, while we desire to speak Malagasy!!