Time to teach. Côte d'Ivoire
Although there is little empirical evidence on the incidence of teacher absenteeism in Côte d’Ivoire, it is estimated that this phenomenon is responsible for the loss of approximately 25 per cent of teaching time. In the specific case of primary education, it is estimated that teacher absenteeism and other calendar delays are responsible for the loss of two months of courses per year on average.
The Time to Teach study seeks to contribute to a better understanding of teacher attendance in Côte d’Ivoire’s primary schools. The study adapts a broad concept of teacher absenteeism which includes: (i) absence from school, (ii) lack of teacher punctuality, (iii) absence from the classroom, and (iv) reduction in the time dedicated to teaching.