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Togo has a 6-4-3 formal education structure. Primary school has an official entry age of six 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. In principle, school is free and attendance until the age of 15 school is compulsory. Students sit for the Certificat d'Études du Premier Degré (CEPD) at the end of grade 6, the Brevet d'Études du Premier Cycle du Second Degré (BEPC) at the end of grade 10, and the Baccalauréat at the end of grade 13.There are 40 weeks in the primary and secondary school calendar. (UNESCO IBE, World Data on Education. Revised 11/2010).
Among other data sources, unique EPDC data collections for Togo include household survey data from MICS (2000, 2006), and indicators derived from UIS data.
For an overview of current education conditions in Togo, please view our education profiles.
Last updated: 9/2012
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