Education in Senegal


Education in Senegal

Primary and Secondary Education

Articles 21 and 22 of the Constitution adopted in January 2001 guarantee access to education for all children."Botswana". [http://usinfo.state.gov/infousa/economy/ethics/docs/tda2005.pdf "2005 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor"] . Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor (2006). "This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.] Education is compulsory and free up to the age of 16. However, due to limited resources and low demand for secular education in areas where Islamic education is more prevalent, the law is not fully enforced. In 2002, the gross primary enrollment rate was 80 percent, and the net primary enrollment rate was 69 percent. Gross and net enrolment ratios are based on the number of students formally registered in primary school and therefore do not necessarily reflect actual school attendance. In 2000, 41.2 percent of children ages 5 to 14 years were attending school. Primary school attendance statistics are not available for Senegal. As of 2001, 80 percent of children who started primary school were likely to reach grade 5.

The Ministry of Labor has indicated that the public school system is unable to cope with the number of children that must enroll each year. As a result, many school-aged children seek to obtain education and training through more informal means. A large number apprentice themselves to a shop, where they receive no wages. One government official estimated there are 100,000 children apprenticed in Dakar. The ANSD reports that as of 2001, 32.5 percent of children aged 10-14 had begun their professional lives.

Universities

Senegal's main Universities include the Cheikh Anta Diop University in the capital of Dakar and the Gaston Berger University in St. Louis, which sits north of Dakar on the coast. The instruction is mainly in Senegal's official language of French.

References

*Mamadou Cissé: "Langues, Etat et société au Sénégal", in Sudlangues [http://www.sudlangues.sn/article94.html ] ,december 2005.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Education au Senegal — Éducation au Sénégal Les élèves du Cours préparatoire à l école d Agnam Goly (région de Matam) L éducation au Sénégal reste un objectif de première importance pour les gouvernements successifs, car la population est extrêmement jeune. Faute de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Éducation au sénégal — Les élèves du Cours préparatoire à l école d Agnam Goly (région de Matam) L éducation au Sénégal reste un objectif de première importance pour les gouvernements successifs, car la population est extrêmement jeune. Faute de budget et de moyens, le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Éducation au Sénégal — Les élèves du Cours préparatoire à l école d Agnam Goly (région de Matam) L éducation au Sénégal reste un objectif de première importance pour les gouvernements successifs, car la population est extrêmement jeune. Faute de budget et de moyens, le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Senegal — Sénégal 14°43′N 17°28′W / 14.717, 17.467 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sénégal — 14°43′N 17°28′W / 14.717, 17.467 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Senegal — Infobox Country native name = République du Sénégal conventional long name = Republic of Senegal |common name = Senegal national motto = Un Peuple, Un But, Une Foi nbsp|2(French) One People, One Goal, One Faith national anthem = Pincez Tous vos… …   Wikipedia

  • Senegal–United States relations — Senegal United States relations are bilateral relations between Senegal and the United States. History Senegal enjoys an excellent relationship with the United States. The Government of Senegal is known and respected for its able diplomats and… …   Wikipedia

  • Education For All — is a global movement led by UNESCO, aiming to meet the learning needs of all children, youth and adults by 2015. [1] UNESCO has been mandated to lead the movement and coordinate the international efforts to reach Education for All. Governments,… …   Wikipedia

  • Education in Chad — is challenging due to the nation s dispersed population and a certain degree of reluctance on the part of parents to send their children to school. Although attendance is compulsory, only 68% of boys continue past primary school, and more than… …   Wikipedia

  • Education coloniale en Cote d'Ivoire — Éducation coloniale en Côte d Ivoire Après avoir mis pied sur le territoire en 1837 avec Édouard Bouët Willaumez et Paul Fleuriot de Langle, le colonisateur francais commencera à développer un système éducatif en Côte d Ivoire à partir de 1887.… …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.