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Niger has a 6-4-3 formal education structure. Primary school has an official entry age of seven and a duration of six grades. Secondary school is divided into two cycles: lower secondary consists of grades 7 - 10, and upper secondary consists of grades 11 - 13. Primary education is referred to cycle de base I, and lower secondary as cycle de base II. Basic education encompasses preschool education, and cycles de base I and II. In principle, school is free and education is compulsory through age 12 (US Dept. of Labor, 2010 findings in the worst forms of child labor.) Students sit for the Certificat de Fin d'Études du Premier (CFEPD) or Certificat d'Études Primaires Élémentaires Franco-Arabe (CEPEFA) at the end of grade 6, the brevet d'études du premier cycle (BEPC) at the end of grade 10, and their baccalauréat at the end of grade 13.0 (UNESCO IBE, World Data on Education. Revised 11/2010).
Among other data sources, unique EPDC data collections for Niger include administrative data from the Institute of Statistics (2010), Ministry of Education (2006 - 2011), household survey data from DHS (2005, 2006), MICS (2007), and indicators derived from UIS data.
For an overview of current education conditions in Niger, please view our education profiles.
Last updated: 9/2012
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