Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso may not have a policy that deals with OER, but has a free access policy. All public and private elementary schools have free access to all textbooks and teaching guides required for basic education. The copyright of this learning material belongs to the government.


Burkina Faso, also known by its short-form name Burkina, is a landlocked nation in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the south east, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d'Ivoire to the south west. Its size is 274,000 km² with a population of more than 16,700,000 (CIA July 2011 est.). Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, it was renamed in 1984 to mean "the land of upright people" in Moré and Dioula, the major native languages of the country. Burkina Faso's capital is Ouagadougou. The country occupies the seventh to last place on the Human Development Index.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Burkina Faso.

Education in Burkina Faso

For a general description of education in Burkina Faso see Education:Burkina Faso.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Burkina Faso.

Quality procedures

Internet in Burkina Faso

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Burkina Faso

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Burkina Faso

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives



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