Bac Passage Rate at Foyer de Jeunes Filles Is Higher than National Average
Oct 01, 2020
Students in Senegal who needed to take their Bac — the college entrance exam — did so late in August. At the Foyer de Jeunes Filles, the girls achieved a 50% acceptance rate, 10 points higher than the national average.
This is the second year in a row where the Foyer students have surpassed the national average. It is particularly impressive given the challenges all students and teachers faced this year.
“I want to thank our staff, all the parents, and most of all the students for their hard work in the difficult context of Covid 19,” said Maimouna Ka Sow, the director of the Foyer.
For the six students who passed their Bac, university awaits. If they choose to attend school in Dakar, they can take advantage of the program Le Korsa has created with Madame Sow, in which students from the Foyer share an apartment in Dakar. There, they can study and live together as they did at the Foyer, extending the community that contributed to their academic success while avoiding the often impossible situation of securing university housing in Dakar.
We are so proud of these students! In Senegal, only 32% of girls even enroll in secondary school. We are honored to support those who do so, and who go on to university. If you would like to support them too, please join us by making a donation.