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Madagascar

Summary

Madagascar's modern education system is deeply rooted in its imperial past. Its scientific foundation originated in the French educational and colonial administrative philosophy. Its elitist character not only serves as a source of society's social stratification—it also prepares the legislative, professional, and corporate elite for the leadership of society's organizations and institutions. Other graduates of the education system work in the rural and vocational sectors. Most elementary school graduates work in the rural sector, while high school graduates enter technical and vocational institutions. A few who are more ambitious, competitive, and fluent in French graduate from colleges and universities and take up careers in teaching, law, business, medicine, and other professions.


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—Meshack M. Sagini

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Education Encyclopedia - StateUniversity.comGlobal Education ReferenceMadagascar - History Background, Constitutional Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary Primary Education, Secondary Education