Lycée français Albert Camus
The Lycée Français Albert Camus (or LAC) is a small French secondary school situated in Conakry, Guinea. It caters for 750 students between the ages of 3 and 18, and teaches predominantly in French. Its curriculum and management are overseen by the French National Ministry of Education through the Agency for the Teaching of French Abroad (AEFE).
The Lycée has pupils of 37 nationalities. The school closed for a while due to the political instability of September 2009. Closed in October 2009, it re-opened in September 2010.
As the only privately funded school by the French government in Conakry, it caters mainly to the expatriate community. Its teachers are mainly brought in from France and the EU although locals are hired as well.
The LAC offers three high school curriculum streams: Série Scientifique; Serie Economie Sociale and Série Litteraire. The lycée offers the French Baccalaureate as a culmination of a students studies. It is administered by the Académie de Bordeaux (France). Baccalaureate tests are administered in Conakry, but are graded by other AEFE teachers in Dakar, Senegal. Students are encouraged to apply to a university in France/French Territories to pursue their studies.
Extracurricular activities include sports, pottery, rollerblading and judo for students grades 1-5. In grade 6 extra curricular activities are limited to sports (soccer, volleyball and soccer).
The school has organized three annual running events called "Le Cross". It was started by a physical education professor Nicholas Thebault who excelled in running during his academic career. Students are required to participate in this event.
- Lycée français Albert Camus (in French)
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