Dakar, June 29, 2017 – Enko Education announced today the launch of Enko Dakar International School, its first school in Senegal. With an established network of seven schools on the continent, Enko is working toward the opening of its eighth establishment, in partnership with reputable education partners, including higher education institute BEM Dakar, founded by Pape Madické Diop, and Petit Fûté, a well-established primary school in Sacré Cœur.

This new international secondary school will be open to learners from Grade 6 (equivalent to 6ème) to Grade 12 (equivalent to Terminale) and lead to the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, an international standard in secondary education as it is recognised and preferred by a large number of universities worldwide. Term will start on Monday 4th September 2017, with grades 6 to 10 and then grow the following years to cover grades 11 and 12.

The school system in Senegal is known for being one of the most advanced in the continent. Over the past few years, Dakar has become an education hub and attracts an increasing number of foreign students for tertiary education. With schools in Abidjan, Yaoundé and Douala, Dakar was an obvious next step in Enko Education’s development.

Enko Dakar International School will offer high-quality international curriculums designed by the International Baccalaureate. The Middle Years Programme will be taught from Grades 6 to 10 and will incorporate components from the local curriculum. This outstanding preparation leads to the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) that will be offered in Grades 11 and 12, leading to prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma.

As for all Enko schools, Enko Dakar International School aims to be a launchpad to the world’s best universities. The school will offer the Enko Education university admission guidance programme, designed to help its students navigate the application processes for admissions and scholarships to top universities around the world. “There is a real eagerness for students across Africa to study abroad, in addition to many opportunities for them in top universities worldwide. Our guidance programme is already yielding spectacular results, with Enko learners in Cameroon enrolling in Top 100 Universities such as Yale University in the US, King’s College London or Imperial College London in the UK and Sciences Po in France, etc…” says Eric Pignot, Co-Founder and CEO of Enko Education.

The programme, designed for francophone students but also welcoming non-French speakers, will lead to fluency in both English and French: in small classes never exceeding 24 students, they will follow a high-quality learner-centric education and use new technologies to enhance the learning experience.

This new launch is a new step in Enko Education’s goal to offer learners across Africa a launchpad to the world’s best universities. In September 2017, the Enko Education network will stand at seven international schools and one local school in five countries: South Africa, Cameroon, Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. Within the next five years, Enko Education is expecting to open over thirty international secondary schools, predominantly across Francophone and Southern Africa.

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About Enko Education

Enko Education is an Africa-wide network of secondary schools that aims to increase access to quality education of an international standard for youth in Africa. Enko Education builds on the educational programs of the International Baccalaureate Organisation to enable talented youth across Africa to enrol in the world’s best universities. Currently present in Senegal, Cameroon, South Africa, Mozambique and Côte d’Ivoire, Enko Education is growing and aims at having 40 schools by 2022.

For more information and admissions, please visit www.enkoeducation.com/dakar, contact us at dakar@enkoeducation.com, +221 76 482 34 345 or +221 77 875 24 05