Primary Education: Togo records better results than other WAEMU States

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Thursday, 06 February 2020 16:46
Primary Education: Togo records better results than other WAEMU States

(Togo First) - From 2015 to 2018, the completion rate of primary school in Togo grew from 83% to 89%. According to the World Bank which disclosed the figures, the country is the best performer in the WAEMU over the period concerned.

In 2017, Togo was ahead of Cote d'Ivoire (71.6%), Burkina Faso (65%), Senegal (57%), and Mali (49.6%). Two years before, the country came before Benin (81%), Burkina Faso (62 %), Cote d'Ivoire (60%), Senegal (59.66%), and Mali (50%).

Let’s recall that over the 2008-2018 decade, primary schooling rate in Togo rose from 98% to 126.8%, recent data from the government indicates. In 2018, 155,000 children got enrolled in primary school, against about 86,000 in 2013 (this represents an average growth of 12% per year). 

The figures were bolstered among others by recent initiatives, such as the school canteen project, in the education sector.

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