Burkina Faso Minister Urges High School Graduates to Rely on Official Sources for University Orientation

OUAGADOUGOU – The Ministry of Higher Education in Burkina Faso has reiterated its role as the primary source of guidance for new baccalaureate graduates planning their university education.

According to Burkina Information Agency, the ministry’s technical services are crucial in providing accurate information and advice for students’ academic paths.

During the opening of the post-baccalaureate National Information and Orientation Week (SIO) on July 9, 2024, Minister Thiombiano emphasized the ministry’s commitment to overseeing the dissemination of information and guidance. The General Directorate of University Orientation Advice and Scholarships (DGCOB), responsible for the event, aims to ensure students receive precise guidance and scholarship opportunities. The minister urged students to utilize resources like the DGCOB and the integrated Campus Faso platform within the General Directorate of Higher Education (DGESup) for tailored guidance.

Furthermore, the National Fund for Education (FONER) and the National Center for University Works (CENOU) provide support with financial aid conditions, university catering, and accommodation. Minister Thiombiano also encouraged students to visit the exhibition stands of various educational institutions at the Ouagadougou International Exhibition to broaden their understanding of available educational options.

The 9th edition of the SIO, a major event anticipated to attract around 12,000 visitors daily, showcases 86 higher education establishments. This initiative aims to facilitate a smooth transition for students entering higher education by providing a comprehensive array of information and resources.

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