Education in Madagascar
Madagascar education includes a number of schools, colleges and universities. Madagascar education is mandatory for the children between the age group of 6 to 14.
The duration of primary education in Madagascar is 5 years. The elementary education is provided to the children of the age group of 6 to 11. The duration of secondary education in Madagascar is 7 years. The secondary education is divided into a junior secondary stage and a senior secondary stage. Children from 12 to 15 years attend the junior secondary stage and children from 16 to 18 years attend the senior secondary stage. The duration of the junior secondary stage is 4 years and for senior secondary stage, the duration is 3 years. After the completion of junior level, certificates are received by the graduates. After completing senior secondary, baccalaureate is received by the graduates. The schools of Madagascar include the American School of Antananarivo, Russian Embassy School, American High School, etc.
During the year 2000 the adult literacy rate in Madagascar was 66.5 %. Madagascar has a well defined university and college education system, catering to the need of higher studies in the island. The Universities of Madagascar include Universite d’Antananarivo, Universite de Mahajanga, Universite de Toamasina, etc.
Schools in Madagascar :
Schools in Madagascar include the American School of Antananarivo, Lyce Prive Chrysalide, American High School, etc. The duration of education in primary schools of Madagascar is 5 years. The duration of education in secondary schools of Madagascar is 7 years.
There are many schools in Madagascar and some of them are as follows:
- American School of Antananarivo
- Russian Embassy School
- Lycee Francais de Tananarive
- Lyce Prive Chrysalide
- American High School
- Institut Superieur Polytechnique de Madagascar
A co-educational school, American School of Antananarivo was established in the year 1969. This school has 29 faculty members. The curriculum of this school includes mathematics, science, art, computer, etc. The medium of instruction in this school is English. This school has 23 spacious classrooms.
In Madagascar, education is mandatory for the children of age group between six to fourteen years. The primary schools of Madagascar impart elementary education to children between the age group of six to eleven. The secondary schools of Madagascar impart secondary education to the children between the age group of twelve to eighteen years.
Secondary education is classified into junior secondary stage and senior secondary stage. The duration of junior secondary stage is four years and the duration of senior secondary stage is three years. Junior secondary stage is attended by the children of the age group between twelve to fifteen years and senior secondary stage is attended by the children of the age group between sixteen to eighteen years. Certificates are received by graduates after completing their junior secondary stage. Baccalaureate is received by the graduates after the completion of senior secondary stage.
In the year 1994, the number of public primary schools in Madagascar was 13,000. The educational system of Madagascar schools is really good. The schools of Madagascar hold a significant position among Madagascar education.
Universities in Madagascar :
The universities and colleges in Madagascar provide higher education to the interested students of the island. The universities and colleges in Madagascar hold an important place in the educational system of Madagascar.
The university system of Madagascar operates through many branches and they are University of Mahajanga, University of Toliary, University of Antananarivo, National Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Techniques, University of North Madagascar, University of Fianarantsoa and University of Toamasina.
The University of Antananarivo is situated in Antananarivo which is the capital of Madagascar. This university is Madagascar’s chief public university. This university was set up on 16th December 1955 in Antananarivo as the Institute for Advanced Studies.
The University of Toamasina is situated in Toamasina city. This university is Madagascar’s public university. Once, this university was the part of the University of Madagascar. This university became autonomous in the year 1988 along with other public universities of Madagascar.