Chad: The Lycée de la Fidélité in N'Djamena; age of students; whether it is a secondary school or both a primary and secondary school
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa|
|Publication Date||22 August 2008|
|Citation / Document Symbol||TCD102925.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Chad: The Lycée de la Fidélité in N'Djamena; age of students; whether it is a secondary school or both a primary and secondary school, 22 August 2008, TCD102925.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/49b92b561e.html [accessed 29 December 2014]|
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In a 21 August 2008 telephone conversation, an official with the National Chadian Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Commission nationale tchadienne de l'UNESCO) indicated that the Lycée de la Fidélité in N'Djamena was a secondary school and that the students' upper age range was 18 to 20 years; the final year of education in the lycée is referred to as "terminale" (UNESCO 21 Aug. 2008). Further or corroborating information on this Lycée could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response. That Chadian lycées are secondary educational establishments was corroborated by a June 2006 report on Chadian education authored by UNESCO (June 2006, 7).
The website of the library at the University of Szeged, Hungary, which has a section on education systems around the world, as well as the 1988 publication, Chad: A Country Study published by the United States Library of Congress, indicate that Chad's education system is modelled after the French system, with lycée constituting a seven-year program (US 1988; University of Szeged 2000), following six years at the primary level (which begins at age five or six years) (ibid.). More recent or corroborating information could not, however, be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate within the time constraints of this Response.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Szeged University, Hungary. 2000. Felix Mbatalbaye. "Republic of Chad: Country Profile." (Overseas Advisers and U.S. Admissions Connection Link)
United Nations (UN). 21 August 2008. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Telephone interview with a representative of the National Chadian Commission (Commission nationale tchadienne).
_____. (UN). June 2006. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). "Principes et objectifs généraux de l'éducation."
United States (US). 1988. Library of Congress. Thomas Collelo, ed. Chad: A Country Study.
Additional Sources Consulted
Oral sources: The Agence française de développement (AFD), Embassy of France in Chad and the University of N'Djamena could not respond to requests for information within the time constraints of this Response.