Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Central African Republic

  • Georgette Florence Koyt-DeballéEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_443-1

General Setting

The Central African Republic was part of the French African colonies. It is geographically surrounded by the Republic of Chad in the north, The Republic of Cameroon in the west, The Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the south, and the two Sudans in the east. It was formerly called Ubangi-Chari and was declared a republic by the president Barthelemy BOGANDA on December 1, 1958, who changed the name of the country to Central African Republic (CAR). It became officially independent from France on August 13, 1960. The last census was held in 2003 and the different projections estimate that in 2018 the population was of 5,745,135 inhabitants. The country spreads over 622,984 km2 so the population density is of 9.22/km2.

Higher education in the Central African Republic took place in Brazzaville or in France, but since 1969, it is governed by the Decree on the organization and functioning of the Ministry of National Education. It is...

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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BanguiBanguiCentral African Republic

Section editors and affiliations

  • Goolam Mohamedbhai
    • 1
  • Patricio Langa
    • 2
  1. 1.Rose-HillMauritius
  2. 2.Centre for Adult and Continuing EducationUniversity of the Western CapeCape TownSouth Africa