Educational systems can tell you a lot about a country. Over the past couple of years the Algerian educational system has changed and grown to what it is today. Here is a look at some of the highlights of the Algerian educational system.
The Algerian educational system was almost non-existent when Algeria was under French rule. Education was dependent upon parents teaching children and no real structure or educational system was in place. However, once Algeria gained its independence from France in 1962 it was able to start developing an educational system.
It wasn’t until 1999 that Algeria was really able to devote the energy and resources to a properly built educational system structure. The newly developed educational system requires that students attend school until the age of 16. The government funds the educational system and pays for all students’ education. It is estimated that over five million Algerian children attend a school through the Algerian educational system.
However, there are limitations to the Algerian educational system. Algeria is a country that is constantly growing in population. This population growth has put a high demand on teachers and larger schools. However, the country of Algeria does not have the funds or resources to devote to more teachers or larger schools. It is not uncommon to see small school structures cramped with students or teachers overwhelmed with students because of this demand on the educational system.
Due to this limitation it has caused the country to devote the time and energy to their educational system. In 2004, Algeria launched an extensive educational reform review that looks at the whole educational system and how it can be improved.
Despite the efforts to devote educational resources, Algeria still does not have an established college or university. Students who wish to continue their education must attend a college or university in Europe or Canada.