Education in West Africa

Education in West Africa: Education Around the World

by Emefa J. Takyi-Amoako

Emefa Takyi-Amoako is Education and Research Consultant with a doctoral degree in Comparative and International Education from Oxford University, UK. She is Executive Director of Oxford University Attaining the Peak (ATP) Student Society, UK, and Director of ATP Global Educate Oxford, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2015
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  • ISBN:
    978-1-4411-4251-1 (hardback)

    978-1-4411-7785-8 (epub)

    978-1-4411-9948-5 (epdf)

    978-1-4725-9344-3 (online)
  • Edition:
    First Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
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Education in West Africa
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Education in West Africa is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in the region. Written by regional experts, the book explores the education systems of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. It critically examines the development of education provision in each country, whilst exploring both local and global contexts. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole, this handbook is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers at all levels.