Mrs. Nialé KABA, Minister of Planning and Development, Minister of ENSEA, officially launched the activities marking the sixtieth anniversary of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée (ENSEA) of Abidjan, whose theme is as follows ”Sustaining Excellence”. This was during a press conference, which she held yesterday, Thursday 22 July 2021 in the amphitheatre of ENSEA.
The main purpose of this press conference was to present the school, then its evolution over the past 60 years, its results and achievements and finally its prospects for maintaining the course of excellence.
“We are a school where no one is unemployed. When you leave ENSEA, you are sure to have a job,” said Ms. Nialé KABA, ENSEA’s supervisory minister. As a proof, more than 4000 statisticians graduated from ENSEA in Abidjan and are in positions of responsibility in administrations, companies, national and international institutions around the world.
This meeting with the press was also an opportunity to present the various activities planned for the celebration of this sixtieth anniversary, namely the graduation ceremony of the students of the 2021 class which will be held on August 5, 2021, under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister, Patrick ACHI and the ceremony of distinction of directors, staff and people who have contributed to the influence of the school, scheduled for December.
Responding to questions from the press on recruitment at ENSEA and the performance of national and regional students, Mr. Koffi N’GUESSAN, Minister of Technical Education, Vocational Training and Apprenticeship, who is also a former Director of ENSEA, said that recruitment at ENSEA is not based on nationality but on the performance of students in competitive entrance examinations. The search for quality has always guided the recruitment process and has allowed us to have high level executives in the Ivorian administration.
The current Director, Dr. Hugues KOUADIO, insisted on the values of rigour that ENSEA advocates. Since 2017, the actions in favour of gender initiated under the patronage of Mrs. Minister Nialé KABA, herself an Engineer in Statistics and Economics, have increased the integration rate of young girls from 13 to 20% thanks to the incentive programme to encourage to them to study statistics. ENSEA wishes to reach at least 30% of girls in these training courses by 2025.
ENSEA, as an African Centre of Excellence in Statistical Education, supervises and supports several statistical schools in Africa. In particular, it has helped to create the statistical school in Mali.
Since its creation in 1961, ENSEA has trained more than 4,000 African statisticians from 27 different nationalities, namely Algeria, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal: Algeria, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Comoros, Djibouti, France, Gabon, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Chad, Togo and Tunisia.
Alumni, partners and anyone with an interest in ENSEA are invited to this celebration.