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Education Systems in Africa Part XI: Comoros

Education is compulsory in Comoros for children aged 6-16 years. The government is currently pursuing a number of initiatives designed to provide better access to education for all citizens; enrollment and literacy rates are rising.  Comoros’ system follows the French educational model; French is the official language of education but there are also many traditional Islamic schools.

Education Systems in Africa Part X: Chad

Chad’s constitution guarantees every citizen the right to a free public primary education. While the country’s literacy rate, especially for girls and women, remains low, Chad’s government and its development partners are pursuing reforms designed to improve its education system. Chad’s follows the French educational model; most schools teach in French, although some offer instruction in Arabic.

Education Systems in Africa Part IX: Central African Republic

In 1997 the Central African Republic, through its Education Policy Act, provided free education for all children. The country follows the French model, and primary school is compulsory, although not enforced.  Unfortunately, decades of political violence have caused widespread displacement and created shortages of infrastructure and teachers; enduring civil conflict presents ongoing challenges to educators and students.

Education Systems in Africa Part VIII: Cape Verde

In the island nation of Cape Verde, education is free and compulsory for children ages 6-14. The government recently has launched initiatives for improving curriculum and teacher training, and the country spends more on education than all but one other west African country; literacy rates are rising steadily. The language of education is Portuguese.

Education Systems in Africa Part VI: Burundi

Burundi’s education system aims to produce capable, creative and innovative citizens well-versed in national values and prepared for life in a changing world. Burundi is unusual among African countries in that it has one widely-spoken language, Kirundi. Students are taught in Kirundi and French, the nation’s administrative language.             

Education Systems in North America Part XXIII: Cuba

Cuba’s education system is run by the state. Their educational guidelines were established in 1976 and are part of the country’s constitution, which it states that all citizens have the right to a free education. No matter what the socioeconomic background of the student is, the state will provide the opportunity to study in accordance to their skills, social demands, and social economic development needs.

Education Systems in North America Part XXII: Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic recognizes that education is a basic human right that should be available for all of its citizens. In order for the country to prosper, each person should receive the education required for the development of their own personality and the training needed for the specialization and career of their choice.

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