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Administration, Finance, & Educational Research

The Ministry for primary, secondary, and adult education in N'Djamena, the Ministère de l'Enseignement de Base, oversees all education in Chad, except higher education and scientific research. For primary, secondary, and vocational education, the country is divided into 14 préfectures (regional administrative areas.) Each area is granted a certain amount of administrative independence and is responsible for school inspections. Parents' associations and various community and civic organizations also participate in this process. Curriculum and methodology are the responsibility of the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de l'Education (ISSED). The Université de N'Djaména is controlled by a rector, a vice-rector, and four deans.

Since 1992, the government has redistributed the financial burden of a free primary and secondary education among different constituencies. The government of Chad supplies 35 percent of the educational budget, foreign aid accounts for 60 percent, and 5 percent comes from parents' associations. By 1992, the government allocation of money for education represented 14 percent of the national budget; it rose to 17 percent in 1997, and 18 percent in 2001.

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