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EDUCBJ
Educational attainment, Benin

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Description

EDUCBJ indicates the person's educational attainment in Benin in terms of the level of schooling completed.

Comparability — General

The education system in Benin is organized with a 6-4-3 structure. The compulsory education system is composed of 6 years of primary education. General lower secondary takes 4 years, and upper secondary comprises 3 years.

Technical secondary is oriented to professional formation, and it is organized in two cycles, each one lasts 3 to 4 years, depending on the field. Completion of the first cycle leads a technical diploma, and the second cycle leads to a technical diploma or a professional baccalaureate. Technical secondary is separately identified only in 2002.

Higher education offers bachelor (of varied duration), master, and doctoral degree programs. In 1979, years of higher education are top-coded at 4 or more years.

Preschool is identified in 1992, 2002, and 2013; in 1979, this level is included with persons who never attended school.

Islamic school is only reported in 1992, but these responses do not inform about their achievement in the formal system.

Universe

  • Benin 1979: Persons age 6+
  • Benin 1992: Persons age 3+ in private households
  • Benin 2002: Persons age 3+
  • Benin 2013: Persons age 3+

Availability

  • Benin: 1979, 1992, 2002, 2013