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Cameroon 1976
Cameroon 1987
Cameroon 2005
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Cameroon 1976 — source variable CM1976A_EDATT — Educational attainment
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Population 4 years old or older


Education
Have you ever been to school?

If no, mark "No" in column 17 and draw a line in column 18.
If yes, mark in column 17 the abbreviation corresponding to the type of education based on the instructions on the bottom of the page. In column 18, mark the last grade they attended in this type of education.


18) Grade

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b) Column 17 to 25:

To be filled out individually for the people ages 4 and over (mark a line in column 17 to 25 for children under 4.


Column 17: Education (type)
Mark one of the following abbreviations, corresponding to the last type of education received:

NO: for a person who never when to school;

MAT: for a person who when to kindergarten or nursery school

COR: for a person who only when to a Muslim religious school

PF: for a person who went to elementary school (Francophone system)

PF: for a person who when to elementary school (Anglophone system)

POST: Fro a person who when to middle school (SAR, SM, etc)

EPS: For a person who went to a higher elementary school (slightly more education than regular elementary school, for people not going to a University)

GEF: for a person who went to high school (Francophone system)

GEE: for a person who went to high school (Anglophone system)

TEF: for a person who went to a technical high school (Francophone system)

TEE: for a person who went to a technical high school (Anglophone system)

EN: for a person who went to a teacher training college

ESS: for a person who took specialized university classes (elite university, specialized higher learning institution connected or not to a university)

UNIV: for a person who went to the University


For all education systems other than Francophone and Anglophone, mark PR for elementary school education, GE for high school education, and TF for technical high school education.


Column 18: Education (class)

N.B. Only worry about the individuals who went to school; for the others (NO in column 17) mark a line. Mark the last grade level in the type of institution indicated in column 17 according to the following instructions:

Simple cases:

Mark the number of the last year spent in the institution. [Example omitted]

N.B. This applies to nursery school (MAT), to Anglophone elementary school (PE), to a private elementary school (EPS) and to a teacher training college (EN) and to systems other than Francophone or Anglophone.

Special cases:

Muslim religious school (COR): Mark the number of book studied

Example: 3 for three books studied.

Elementary school: mark the response given by the person:

[Levels omitted]
High school, Francophone system (GEF): Mark the response given by the person (6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, T (for final year)

Technical high school Francophone system (TEF):

Mark the response given by the person: 1st for first year, 2nd for second year, etc…

All the while, in the case of the technical high schools (2nd cycle of high school), mark:

5th for the third to last year (it's the 5th year of high school);

6th for the penultimate year (it's the 6th year of high school)

7th for final year (it's the 7th year of high school)

High school, Anglophone system (GEE and TEE): mark the last year spent in high school as it is provided by the person you are interviewing.

1st for class one, that's the first year spent in high school or at the "Cameroon College of Arts, Science and Technology":

7th for class seven, that's the 7th year spend at the same schools.

Higher education (ESS and UNIV): mark the number of years of study spent after high school graduation or the general certificate of education, advanced level:

1 for one year of study after high school graduation

4 for four years of study after high school graduation (don't count years taken twice)


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Cameroon 1987 — source variable CM1987A_EDATTAN — Educational grade within level
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Population of 3 years and older (born before April 1984).
[Questions 15-18 were asked of persons 3 years old or more.]


Education

Has [the respondent] ever attended school? If no, put a dash in columns P15, P16, and P17. If yes, put in column P15 the abbreviation that corresponds to the type of education, according to the instructions at the bottom of the page. In column P16 put the last class attended under the type of education and in column P17, the highest diploma obtained. Use the numbers at the bottom of the page.

P15. Type ____

P16. Class ____

P17. Diploma ____

P18. School attendance ____

Is [the respondent] currently attending courses, either in a regular school, full time or part time, in the day or in the evening? Circle the number corresponding to the appropriate abbreviation according to the instructions at the bottom of the page.

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Columns P15 to P18: Population of 3 years and older (born before April 1984)
Note that these columns concern only persons aged 3 or more, in other words who were born before April 1984.
a) For children who are less than 3 years old, put a dash in columns P15, P16 and P17.
b) For persons aged 3 or more, ask if the person has been to school or not, If not put a dash in column 15, and then put a dash in columns P16 and P17.
If yes, proceed as follows:


Column P15: Type of Education
This is the type of school last attended by the person; write one of the following abbreviations:

MAT the person last attended (or is attending) a nursery school
COR the person last attended (or is attending) a koranic school;
PF the person last attended (or is attending) a francophone primary school
PE the person last attended (or is attending) an Anglophone primary school
POST the person last attended (or is attending) a post-primary school such as the rural handicraft center, domestic science center, etc.
GEF the person last attended (or is attending) a francophone general education secondary school
GEE the person last attended (or is attending) an Anglophone general education secondary school
TEF the person last attended (or is attending) a francophone technical secondary school
TEE the person last attended (or is attending) an Anglophone technical secondary school
EF1 the person last attended (or is attending) a training school with the admission level of FSLC or CEPE
EF2 the person last attended (or is attending) a training school with the admission level of BEPC or GCEOL
EF3 the person last attended- (or is attending) a training school with the admission level of 'probatoire'
EF4 the person last attended (or is attending) a training school with the admission level of the 'BAC', GCEAL or higher.
UNIV the person last attended (or is attending) the university.
N.B. For any school other than those listed above, state it clearly. To do so, if you use an abbreviation not in the list, make remarks on the meaning of the abbreviation.


Column P16: Class
This column concerns only persons for whom you have recorded an abbreviation in column P15.
The class you should write in column P16 is the one last attended by the person in the type of school registered for him in column P15.
To fill in this column, comply with the following instructions.
Case 1. You-have recorded one of the following types of schools for the person in column P15:

MAT (nursery school)
POST (post-primary school)
EF1 (training school with the admission level of CEPE or FSLC)
EF2 (training school with the admission level of BEPC or GCEOL)
EF3 (training school with the admission level of 'probatoire')

For such a person, you should record in column P16 the abbreviation corresponding to the last year spent in this type of school;
1st for the first year
2nd for the second year
3rd for the third year
4th for the fourth year.

Case 2: If, for a person, you have recorded in column P15: COR (Koranic school), you should write in column P16 one of the following symbols corresponding to the number of books studied by the person:
1L for 1 book
2L for 2 books
3L for 3 books and so on.

Case 3: If, for a person, you have written in column P15: PF (francophone primary school), you should write in column P16 the abbreviation corresponding to his class:
12e or SIL for 'cours d'initiation'
11e or CP for 'cours préparatoire'
10e or CE1 for 'cours élémentaire 1'
9e or CE2 for 'cours élémentaire 2'
8e or CM1 for 'cours moyen 1'
7e or CM2 for 'cours moyen 2'

Case 4: If, for a person, you have written in column Pl5: PE (Anglophone primary school), you should write in column P16 one of the following abbreviations corresponding to his class:
CL1 for class one
CL2 for class two
CL3 for class three
CL4 for class four
CL5 for class five
CL6 for class six
CL7 for class seven

Case 5: If, for a person, you have written in column P15: GEF (francophone general education secondary school), you should write in column P16 one of the following symbols corresponding to his class:
6è for 'sixième'
5è for 'cinquième'
4è for 'quatrième'
3è for 'troisième'
2de for 'seconde'
1ère for 'premième'
Tle for 'terminale'

Case 6: If, for a person, you have written in column P15: TEF (francophone technical school), you should write in column P16 one of the following symbols corresponding to his class:
1ère A for 'premième année'
2ème A for 'deuxième année'
3ème A for 'troisième année'
4ème A for 'quatrième année'
2de T for 'seconde technique'
1ère T for 'premième technique'
Tle T for 'terminale technique'

Case 7: If, for a person, you have written in column P15 one of the following types of schools: GEE (Anglophone technical secondary school), you should write for the person one of the following abbreviations corresponding to his class:
CL1 for class one (first year in high school)
CL2 for class two (second year in high school)
CL3 for class three (third year in high school)
CL4 for class four (fourth year in high school)
CL5 for class five (fifth year in high school)
CL6 or LW6 for lower 6th form (6th year in high school)
CL7 or UP6 for upper 6th form (7th year in high school)

Case 8: If, for a person, you have written in column P15 one of the following types of schools: EF4 (training school with admission level of 'BAC', GCE AL or higher) or UNIV (university), you should write the number of years completed after the 'baccalauréat' or GCE AL – excluding the years he repeated any class.
1 A for one year
2 A for two years, and so on.


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Cameroon 2005 — source variable CM2005A_EDATTAN2 — Last class attended (unedited)
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25. Last grade attended
This is the last grade attended by the surveyed person, whether they passed or not.

Q. What was the last grade you were in/was _______ in?

Codes for terms of this variable are as follows:

Last grade attended/Code
No level 000
Education of the Koran:
[Specific years omitted: codes 011-013]
Unspecified 019

Preschool or nursery school
[Specific years omitted: codes 021-023]
Unspecified 029

Elementary school
[Specific years omitted: codes 031-039]
Unspecified 039

1st cycle, General high school
[Specific years omitted: codes 041-044]
Unspecified 049

1st cycle, Technical high school
[Specific years omitted: codes 051-054]
Unspecified 059

Training in General Certificate Secondary Education
[Specific years omitted: codes 061-063]
Unspecified 069

Post primary (SAR, SM…)
[Specific years omitted: codes 071-074]
Unspecified 079

2nd cycle, General high school
[Specific years omitted: codes 081-083]
Unspecified 089

2nd cycle, Technical high school
[Specific years omitted: codes 091-093]
Unspecified 099

General Certificate Secondary Education
[Specific years omitted: codes 101-103]
Unspecified 109

Probationary training school
[Specific years omitted: codes 111-113]
Unspecified 119

Higher education (University, Institutes, Elite schools)
[Specific years omitted: codes 121-128]
Unspecified 129

Non declared education
[Specific years omitted: codes 999]
Etc. 999