Côte d`Ivoire has a 3-6-4-3 formal education structure. There are three years of pre-primary school, which has an official entry age of three and is referred to as pré-scolaire. Primary school, which is known as primaire, has an official entry age of six and a duration of six grades. At the end of the cycle, students receive the certificat d`enseignement primaire élémentaire (CEPE). Secondary school is divided into two cycles: lower secondary and upper secondary.
Lower secondary, which is known as enseignement secondaire (premier cycle), consists of grades 7-10 and culminates in the brevet d`études de premier cycle (BEPC); upper secondary, which is known as enseignement secondaire (deuxième cycle), consists of grades 11-13 and culminates in the Baccalauréat. In addition, Côte d`Ivoire has two lower secondary vocational education tracks that last up to three years, and three upper secondary vocational education tracks that last up to three years (ISCED 2011 mapping for 2013 school year).