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Education in Central African Republic - An Overview

The Central African Republic is a country in Central Africa. Education is compulsory to children age 6 through 14. The constitution of Central African Republic provides arrangements for free primary school education. Education system is distributed over primary school, secondary school and tertiary education. The language of instruction is French. Duration of primary schools is 5 years, and then comes middle school. At the end of middle school it is decided whether one should pursue general education or follow an alternate path of vocational education at secondary classes. The duration of secondary school education is 2 years, this makes basis for enrollment in tertiary education provided through different university departments.

Given below is the UNCEF Statistical Data about literacy and formal education in Central African Republic-

  • Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%), 2005-2010*, male- 72
  • Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%), 2005-2010*, female- 57
  • Number per 100 population , 2010, mobile phones- 23
  • Number per 100 population , 2010, Internet users- 2
  • Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, male- 4
  • Pre-primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, female- 5
  • Primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, male- 104
  • Primary school participation, Gross enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, female- 74
  • Primary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, male- 77
  • Primary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, female- 57
  • Primary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%), 2005-2010*, male- 56
  • Primary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%), 2005-2010*, female- 47
  • Primary school participation, Survival rate to last primary grade (%) , 2006-2009*, admin. Data- 47
  • Primary school participation, Survival rate to last primary grade (%) , 2005-2010*, survey data- 62
  • Secondary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, male- 13
  • Secondary school participation, Net enrolment ratio (%), 2007-2010*, female- 8
  • Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%), 2005-2010*, male- 12
  • Secondary school participation, Net attendance ratio (%), 2005-2010*, female- 9

Scholarships

Deserving candidates of Central African Republic can apply for various scholarships, research grants and study aid programs both in home country and overseas.

Higher Education

Higher education in Central African Republic is offered through following two Universities. To know in details about courses, program structure, examination conducted by these universities click on the link of your interests.
  • Euclid University
  • University of Bangui
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