Togo has a 3-6-4-3 formal education structure. There are three years of pre-primary school, which has an official entry age of three and is referred to as éducation préscolaire. Primary school, which is known as enseignement primaire, has an official entry age of six and a duration of six grades. At the end of the cycle, students receive the certificat d`études du premier degré (CEPD). Secondary school is divided into two cycles: lower secondary and upper secondary.
Lower secondary, which is known as premier cycle du secondaire général, consists of grades 7-10 and culminates in the brevet d`études du premier cycle (BEPC); upper secondary, which is known as deuxième cycle du secondaire général, consists of grades 11-13 and culminates in the Baccalauréat (BAC). In addition, Togo has one lower secondary vocational education track that lasts three years, and multiple upper secondary vocational education tracks that last two to three years (ISCED 2011 mapping for 2013 school year).