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International Teaching Predictions for 2012 #3: Africa

#3: International Schools in Africa

“With the Egyptian elections over, I predict a huge requirement for teachers in Egypt as the country pulls itself up by its bootstraps and with the help of international investment will try to change the face of the country -starting now. Most Egyptian international schools are attended by Egyptian children and this means we can expect lots of expansion in 2012. We see signs of it already.

Other North African countries such as Sudan and even Libya will see steady development next year.  Libya in particular is a place to watch because the international investment will be massive. It was already on the cusp of some interesting school reform and advisory projects before the revolution and it appears to be picking up the pieces and starting anew albeit cautiously.
For the rest of Africa, oil-rich Nigeria will always be a bright spot internationally but like the Middle East, there are quite a few dodgy schools there which need to be avoided.  There are a good number of truly good and well run international schools and the trick is to know the difference.   Any schools on our books are well known to us based on years of experience but again, other agencies will not have this background and ethos.”

Taken from the “Teach the World with Teachanywhere” blog written by General Manager by Diane Jacoutot.




Currently (as of 1 April, 2012), on www.internationalschoolcommunity.com, we have 146 international schools listed in this region of the world (both Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa).  That makes the Sub-Saharan Africa region rank #5 (out of 13) in terms of the regions of the world with the highest number of international schools (99) listed on our website; with the North Africa region ranking #10 (out fo 13) with 41 international schools listed.  According to the article and to what we see happening in our community, there are many new international schools being founded each year in both regions.  For example out of the 41 international schools listed in North Africa, 23 of them are less than 15 years old. The expat communities there seem to be growing and thus the need for more international schools is also growing.

Out of the 53 countries that we have listed in the Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa, the top five countries with the highest number of international schools listed on International School Community are the following:
1. Egypt (25)
2. Nigeria (11)
3. Kenya (9)
4. Tanzania (8)
5. Morocco (8)

Some more facts about these Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa international schools:
• 56 teach the American Curriculum, 58 teach the U.K. curriculum and 4 teach the IPC curriculum.
• 52 are less than 15 years old, 68 are between 16 and 50 years old and 20 are more than 51 years old.
• 46 are For-profit schools and 94 are Non-profit schools.

The following schools in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa have had comments and information submitted on them:
Luanda International school (13 Comments)
International School of Ouagadougou (17 Comments)
American School of Douala (11 Comments)
International Community School Addis Ababa (15 Comments)
Lincoln Community School (12 Comments)
American International School of Conakry (7 Comments)
American School of Antananarivo (9 Comments)
Bishop Mackenzie International School (9 Comments)
American International School Bamako (11 Comments)
The American International School of Nouakchott (9 Comments)
American International School of Mozambique (11 Comments)
American International School Lagos (11 Comments)
Surefoot American International School (9 Comments)
International School of IITA (12 Comments)
International School of Kigali (13 Comments)
International School of Seychelles (18 Comments)
Khartoum International Community School (10 Comments)
The School of St. Jude (11 Comments)
Harare International School (8 Comments)
New Cairo British International School (10 Comments)
Cairo British School (30 Comments)
Cairo English School (17 Comments)
Casablanca American School (11 Comments)
American School of Tangier (10 Comments)

There are many more!  Check out the rest of them here.

Many of our members currently work at international schools in the Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa:
Claire Gaul (American Cooperative School of Tunis in Tunis)
Megan Graff (The School of St. Jude in Arusha)
Tasha Fletcher (Egyptian British International School in Cairo)
Shehz Carrim (Sandford (British) International School in Addis Ababa)

There are many more! Check out the rest of them here. If you are interested in working at an international school in the Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa regions that one of our members currently works at, feel free to send these members a private message with the questions and concerns you would like first-hand account answers too.

So, we will just have to wait and see then how the “International School Community” in Sub-Saharan Africa and North Africa actually pans out for the year 2012.

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