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A major issue facing Mauritanian education officials in the twenty-first century is the debate over the relevance of curriculum; many education officials in the late 1990s were calling for expanding basic studies to cover such topics as family education, nutrition, the arts, and manual labor. Other areas of concern are inadequate funding, coupled with the need for additional infrastructure, and the disparities in the educational level of boys and girls and among the various regions of the nation.


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World Higher Education Database 2000. "Mauritania—Education System." Paris: International Association of Universities/UNESCO International Centre on Higher Education, 1998-1999. Available from http://www.usc.edu.

—AnnaMarie L. Sheldon

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