Identification of basic skills and knowledge required for access of literates to lower secondary education in five West-African countries

In this study on five African countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger etSenegal), the corpus of basic skills and knowledge required for entry to lowersecondary education is compared with the profiles of those leaving basic nonformaleducation with a view to determining the gaps between the two. Atypology of non-formal basic educational supplies is used to analyse the furthereducational opportunities available to the beneficiaries of these schemes, anda repertory of the competences required for this purpose is drawn up.This study ends with the following recommendations:a) The curricula need to be revised in terms of the competences required atentry;b) Non-formal post-primary structures need to be created;c) Equivalences need to be established with the certificates awarded to primaryschool leavers

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Beyond Primary Education: Challenges of and Approaches to Expanding Learning Opportunities in Africa
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