Education in our day to day life plays an integral part in the development of a society and a nation at large. In today's environment, education provides individuals with a better chance of employment, which in turn leads to a better lifestyle, power and status. Education is a long life process, intended to serve individuals, social and economic well-being to enhance the quality of life for all. According to Farrant (2005) Education is a systematic, scientific way of passing on skills, impart knowledge and train faculties from one generation to the next, with intent to influence social and psychological behavior of individuals or groups of people to discover better ways of doing things and adding value to and improve way of life. This context will take an analytical approach to discuss the types of education that exist in Zambia as an introduction and will further give details education types in its main body, eventually the conclusion will express opinions of the writers view about the types of education offered in Zambia. Zambia’s education can be categorized into three main aspect, these are; formal, informal and non-formal educations. According Ezewu (1983)Formal Education, this is a completely structures education systems in which learning programmes are fully described in terms of content as provided in schools, colleges and university. It is also characterised with certification.Formal education is a traditional form of education. This type of education is imparted in a school or college. It is consciously and deliberately planned to bring about specific and special influence in the educated. So, it is synonymous with educational institutions.
In Zambia School is thus a formal agency of education. Education has a collective function. It has an objective to help the child to adapt to the social milieu in which he/she is destined to live. It is possible through education that society assures for its citizens a sufficient community of ideas and...
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