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.

Reform of the education sector is under way. It affects the school calendar which is already in transition; it also concerns the cycles and disciplines to be taught and their contents. At the same time and for this purpose, teacher training is provided, either continuously for those who are in the institutes and normal schools, or in several sessions corresponding to the five periods of school holidays for those who are active. But so far the language of instruction remains diffuse and uncertain.

How to teach which language in Madagaskar ?

Certainly, in the first three (3) year cycle of basic education, it is clear that the local mother tongue is de rigueur. But in the second cycle, the duration of which is identical and in the following cycles, the language of instruction is not specified. Are the national language and French used according to the teachers or disciplines? According to successive ministerial officials, French is taught in the second cycle of Basic Education; as a language of communication or as a language of learning and assessment of the knowledge and intelligence of Malagasy young people in school?

Here is the problem! Because in recent years, because of the decline in French proficiency by young people, it is easy for parents, teachers, business owners and recruiters in the various bodies of companies and government institutions to declare themselves unfit. job applicants who do not speak fluently French, correctly and without mistakes. It is even said that it is education in general that has plummeted.

Having witnessed first-hand the situation of young people of the "Takamoa generation" (takamoa is the light bulb) and their performances in the French written and oral expression, we must admit that it is more than gibberish is total confusion. Today it is worse for young people who have not attended French-language schools or at least renowned denominational private schools. This is the ordeal as well for the corrector who imagines all the trouble in the world for the student as for the latter who must write his memoir in French and support it in the French language. In any case, at the level of the French oral and written expression, it is lamentable. Molière does not find much and Jean Joseph Rabearivelo loses his Latin.

This is to say that in order to have access to universal and academic university education, many young people, despite having a bachelor's degree, are punished not in terms of knowledge and know-how or their intelligence of the subject studied, but because they do not speak and write French correctly. For those who are admitted to entrance exams in public universities, teachers recommend courses to upgrade their French.

Of course, this is not to accuse teachers or learners but to draw attention to the place of language in the evaluation of knowledge. The aim is to challenge opinion, legislators and policy makers on the place of the Malagasy language in the life of the nation and in the curriculum of young people in their schooling.

A dissertation at the end of studies is very rarely presented in the Malagasy language except in the Malagasy branch at the university. And yet it must be admitted that a Simeon Rajaona did not reject the use of French, idioms and idioms in defense of memory or thesis.

Madagascar is an island and can not ignore foreign languages. Madagascar is also a member of the Francophonie. Madagascar has been under French rule for nearly 60 years. Our elites are predominantly francophile and francophone. But more and more of them have studied and lived elsewhere, in Japan, Germany, Indonesia, Vietnam, Russia, Switzerland, Norway and the United States. They are convinced of the intelligence and performance of their Malagasy compatriots wherever they work. But they are in awe of the economic performance of these countries. They are also highly praised by the technological advances and innovative capacities of young people in these countries who have made their language their language of instruction. In many respects the use of a language other than the national or local one to assess pupils' knowledge and intelligence is a major handicap in their development.

In our opinion, foreign language teaching should remain only as languages ​​of communication. It is the responsibility of trainers, teachers and other teachers to pass on the knowledge acquired in the learners' national or mother tongue. Once these learners consider other cultural or professional horizons,


Our village Soamanana is located on the highlands of Madagascar, in the ITASY Region, an hour from Antananarivo.

You can reach our village by the National 1, You take the fork to the south at the exit of Mangatany. You follow a red track of about 5 kilometers.

The 2017-2018 school year was good : RATE OF SUCCESS IN THE C.EP.E Examination 80% OF STUDENTS ARE RECEIVED !!


The school was established in April 2016 at the east of Soamanana village, Ampahimanga, Arivonimamo. The other schools are all more than 2 hours walk away.

Our goal is to take charge of our future: to refuse that children remain illiterate or uneducated...

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