The education system of the country is divided into five categories: the pre - primary, primary, middle education, secondary and tertiary education system. The medium of communication and imparting education is French in catholic and public schools. The Koranic schools use Arabic as the tool of instruction.
Pre-primary education: The first stage of basic education, primary education in Djibouti is a two-year education program.
Primary education: The second stage of basic education in Djibouti is the primary education. It is a five-year education program.
Middle Education: It is a four-year program and students are given training on general knowledge and technical subjects begin to be taught.
Secondary Education: Lasting for three years, secondary education comprises of two programs: technical secondary education and vocational education. Tertiary Education: The higher education comprises the tertiary education program.
The nomadic people and other tribal classes are not integrated into the education system of Djibouti.
On October 14, 2000, the University of Djibouti was established. The major courses taught at the university are liberal arts, and economics.
Center for Studies and Scientific Research of Djibouti, andFrancais Joseph Kessel Secondary Schoolare the other major institutions of higher learning in this East African nation.