This chapter includes the following articles.
Significant reform in the education sector is seen as a precondition for Côte d’Ivoire’s manageable and sustainable development. The urgency of this restructuring is closely related to the country’s youth bulge: in 2014, 41.8% of the population was under the age of 15. The state’s main goals for the sector are to increase access to basic education, improve quality and governance, and adapt vocational training to labour market needs. While baseline indicators remain low, consistent prioritisation of education in government budgets since 2011 has led to concrete improvements at both the primary and secondary level.
This chapter contains an interview with Koffi N’Guessan, Director-General, Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny.