The Africa Report - - CÔTE D'IVORE -

Since the start of the 2011 school year, more than 15,000 teach­ers have been em­ployed, 30,000 class­rooms have been ren­o­vated and al­most 300 new schools have been built. In 2015, the gross en­rol­ment ra­tio for chil­dren aged 6-16 was close to 95%, com­pared to less than 75% in 2007. The gov­ern­ment is also pay­ing close at­ten­tion to sec­ondary and ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion. Around a hun­dred high schools ( ju­nior and se­nior) and four re­gional uni­ver­si­ties were built and equipped to strengthen the ex­ist­ing school­ing net­work. Due to the 110 bil­lion CFA francs in­vested by the ed­u­ca­tion depart­ment, public uni­ver­si­ties, which had been closed for two years, were able to re-open in 2012, in­clud­ing the Abid­janCoco dy, Ab odo-adj amé,Bouaké and Korhogo cam­puses and the In­sti­tut Na­tional Polytech­nique Houphouët-boigny (INPHB) in Ya­mous­soukro. With the cur­rent pop­u­la­tion of 23 mil­lion set to dou­ble by 2050, Côte d’ivoire is fac­ing an im­mense chal­lenge.

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