Secondary education in Burkina Faso is divided into two tracks: lower and upper. Lower secondary school consists of four years of general study. Upon successful completion of a final exam, students are awarded the Brevet d'Etudes du Premier Cycle. Those who wish to continue their education may either continue at an upper secondary school for another three years of general study or seek entrance to a vocational school to pursue a twoor three-year program of training for teachers, nurses, midwives, police officers, customs officials, or public administrators. Those who successfully complete such a program are awarded the Certificat d'Aptitude Professionnelle, while upper secondary graduates who pass their Baccalaureate exam earn a Diplome de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degre. The student-teacher ratio in secondary education is roughly 65:1.
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