Report submitted by Burkina Faso (2008)

Burkina Faso appeared before the 3rd session of the Univeral Periodic Review in December 2008. The delegation was headed by S.E. Mme Salamata SAWADOGO, Minister of the Promotion of Human Rights.

Extract of the national report (link 90 p. 17) In French

The government of Burkina Faso views basic education as a national priority. Measures and actions carried out in this field are stipulated under the Decennial Plan for the Development of Basic Education 2001-2010. Among the many actions targeting universal education are the introduction of human rights education in teaching, the opening of bilingual schools, free distribution of textbooks and supplies, which will be gradually introduced from 2001 to 2006 and on a larger scale as of 2007, tuition waivers for orphans and disadvantaged children, funding for female pupils and donating supplies for student meals.

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review