Mauritania - Secondary Education
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Secondary education consists of three years of basic studies at a college. Students must pass a final examination to receive the Brevet d'Etudes du Premier Cycle (BEPC) certificate. Those wishing to continue their studies may enroll in a lycée to take an additional three years of courses to earn the Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement du Second Degre with a focus in either mathematics, arts and literature, chemical and physical sciences, natural sciences, or Koran and Arabic. Students may also opt for three years of technical education, which culminates in either the Brevet d'Enseignement Professionnel (BEP) degree or the Brevet de Technicien degree.