Senegal Senegal

Senegal has a 3-6-4-3 formal education structure. There are three years of pre-primary school, which has an official entry age of three and is referred to as éducation pré-scolaire. Primary school, which is known as enseignement élémentaire, has an official entry age of six and a duration of six grades. At the end of the cycle, students receive the certificat de fin d`études élémentaires (CFEE). Secondary school is divided into two cycles: lower secondary and upper secondary.

Lower secondary, which is known as enseignement moyen, consists of grades 7-10 and culminates in the brevet de fin d`études moyennes (BFEM); upper secondary, which is known as enseignement secondaire général, consists of grades 11-13 and culminates in the Baccalauréat. In addition, Senegal has a lower secondary vocational education track that lasts three years, and multiple upper secondary vocational education tracks that last two to three years (ISCED 2011 mapping for 2013 school year).

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