1 minute read

Central African Republic

History & Background, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary Education, Higher EducationSUMMARY

Official Country Name: Central African Republic
Region: Africa
Population: 3,512,751
Language(s): French, Sangho, Arabic, Hunsa, Swahili
Literacy Rate: 60%

Overall, education in the Central African Republic has made progress in eradicating the illiteracy problem among its citizens. Nonetheless, the continued population growth creates a milieu in which added resources and attention must be given to ongoing teacher training, technological support, development of new school sites, and an instructional commitment to science and technical education.


The Central Intelligence Agency. The World Factbook 2000. Directorate of Intelligence, 26 May 2001. Available from http://www.odci.gov/.

The Europa World Yearbook 2000. 41st ed. Vol.1. London: Europa Publications Limited, 2000.

Touba, Theophile. "Central African Republic." Handbook of World Education: A Comparative Guide to Higher Education and Educational Systems of the World, edited by Walter Wickremansinghe, 155-158. Houston, TX: American Collegiate Service, 1992.

Turner, Barry, ed. The Statesman's Yearbook 2001. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.

The World of Learning 1999. 49th ed. London: Europa Publications Limited, 1998.

—Kimberly A. Battle-Walters

Additional topics

Education - Free Encyclopedia Search EngineGlobal Education Reference