2019-2020 Back to school calendar in Madagascar

A great novelty for this new school year 2019-2020: the Minister of National Education, Technical Education and Vocational Training, MENETP, Ms. Volahaingo Marie Thérèse recalled that primary education is free and compulsory. Our school, is a private institution, a registration fee is claimed from parents. Totally symbolic sum, barely 5000 ariary per student!

Article 24 of the Fourth Republic Constitution states this provision. The Presidency of the Republic and its general state policy, PGE, confirms free primary education. The official representative of the State reiterates confirming that: "in accordance with this provision, the parents do not pay any registration fee in public primary schools, EPP, across the country. In theory, therefore, all Malagasy children of primary school age should be enrolled in school. In practice, you should not see young children on the streets or in stone quarries during school time. In the end, only a contribution will be collected for the fees of the FRAM masters. They are considered, according to the Minister of "partners of the establishment".

You want to know a little more about how the Sector Plan of Education is organized. Follow the link to download the program. And understand the primary school system in Madagascar.

Here is the schedule for the entire public school system:

Administrative reentry on October 23, 2019.

Return of teachers and trainers October 23, 2019

Back to school on October 28, 2019.

The return of the students of LOHARANOSOA College will take place also on Monday, October 28, 2019. Two new teachers come to reinforce the teaching team for this new school year 2019-2020.

Here is the schedule of national exams

Free admission is extended to CEPE and BEPC exam rights. Instructions were sent to the heads of establishments.

For general education,

  • • The CEPE will take place on July 7, 2020.
  • • The BEPC will take place from 20 to 24 July 2020.
  • • The CAE / EP will take place on September 29 and 30, 2020.
  • • CAP / EP exams will be held on October 27-28, 2020.

For technical and vocational education

  • • 1st year LTP competition: July 28th and 29th, 2020.
  • • CFA from August 3rd to 5th, 2020.
  • • BEP from 10 to 13 August 2020.
  • • CAP from 17 to 20 August 2020.


The establishment of a new curriculum is necessarily important, as part of the implementation of the Education Sector Plan (PSE) 2018-2022, plans to improve the quality and efficiency of education compliant new approaches and the demands of the world of work. "The current school curriculum no longer meets the requirements of the world of work since the last curriculum reform was conducted in 1996," says Lalaharontsoa Rakotojaona, Director General of Secondary Education and Mass Training. within the MEN. "It is time to develop new school programs because young students are no longer interested in school subjects that are too theoretical," adds Henriette Ramanambelina, Director of ENS.

The classes of terminal will be able to see their modified school program at the beginning of the school year 2020-2021. This curriculum reform will be accompanied by the design of new manuals and guides.