ERIC Number: ED249900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Selected French Speaking Sub-Saharan African Countries: Burundi, Cameroon (Eastern), Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Dahomey, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Upper Volta, Zaire. A Guide to the Academic Placement of Students from These Countries in Academic Institutions of the United States.
Trudeau, Edouard J. C.
The educational systems of 15 Sub-Saharan African countries are described, and guidelines concerning the academic placement of students who wish to study in U.S. institutions are provided. Tables indicate the grades covered by primary education and secondary education (academic and technical). Burundi, Rwanda, and Zaire have followed the Belgian pattern of education. The systems of the following countries are similar to the French system: Cameroon (Eastern), Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Dahomey, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Upper Volta. The Mali system differs greatly from those of the other countries. In considering the admission and academic placement of students from these African countries, admissions officers should assess students' English language proficiency, as well as their ability to adapt to a new culture. Placement recommendations cover academic records, grades, advanced placement tests, completion of different educational programs, and the systems in different countries. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Articulation (Education), College Admission, College Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Grading, Higher Education, Student Placement
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20036 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Burundi; Cameroon; Chad; Congo Republic; Gabon; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Rwanda; Senegal; Togo