In 2021, the results of the Program for the Analysis of Educational Systems from CONFEMEN 2019 (PASEC) were published, sending shock waves throughout Côte d’Ivoire. According to the report, only 41% of children in their final year of primary school were above the satisfactory level for reading and only 17% had satisfactory proficiency in maths.
Despite the significant investments that the country has made in its education system, it had to acknowledge that the majority of boys and girls in Côte d’Ivoire did not acquire the basic skills required to open the door to a better future.
Large-scale consultations to identify causes and solutions
Education officials reacted quickly and organized the General Assembly on National Education and Literacy (EGENA) in 2022. These numerous, extensive and inclusive meetings have helped the national education community and development partners to identify and analyze the main sources of the problem and to offer recommendations.
The aim was to propose solutions to improve the quality of education and to define the basic structure of a new social contract to transform the country’s education system.