Teachers for All: Côte d’Ivoire

For a more equitable distribution of teachers in Côte d’Ivoire

Children and teachers in preschool
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An equitable distribution of teachers is an essential criterion for ensuring that every child can develop his or her full learning potential, regardless of school or place of residence.

In Côte d’Ivoire, significant progress has been made in terms of teacher recruitment to maintain manageable class sizes. However, teacher division has to be improved, as pupil-teacher ratios vary widely between and within schools. For this reason, the Ministry of National Education and Literacy (MENA) recently initiated a reform package to improve the transparency and responsiveness of the teacher allocation process.

This report describes the teaching landscape in Côte d’Ivoire, as well as the reforms undertaken by MENA, and suggests ways to improve the mapping of teachers according to school needs in order to promote access to quality education for all children.

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Pierre Gouëdard
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