Essay about A Great Admirer Of The German Education System

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I have always been a great admirer of the German education system. I am more familiar with the school system in my home country (Togo) than the one in America.
Togo is a French colony and they follow the same education system as France.
Kindergarten or pre-school registers pupils from age 2 to age 6, and prepare them for entry into primary school. Every pupil must pass through this stage regardless of your age.
Primary or elementary school take students aged 6 to 11. It’s a six years long of studies. This is where pupil learn to write, read and learn a little about general education. To advance to College or middle school which is four years long an entry exam called CEPD (Certificat D’édude du Premier Degré) is conducted at the end of your last year in elementary school.
After 4 years of successful studies in College you will have to take another entry exam (BAC I) to get to Lycée or High School. Actually, this is from grade 10 to 12 and demand three tedious years of studies and be ready for the University. The last exam you write is call BAC II or Baccalaureate.
While the German student are busy learning a trade and a vocation, the French students are busy writing exams and the worse thing that could ever happen to a student is to fail the exam. Failure in a French school system means not suitable for higher education therefore you will have to spend another year in the class you fail.
Unlike the German school system, Togo has a very rigorous education system. Students go…

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