This Friday, December 6, 2019, as every year, the traditional academic back-to-school meeting was held at ENSEA in Abidjan.
It was in the amphitheatre that the director brought together the administrative staff, teaching staff and students of the various courses to inform them of the school’s annual programme and the conduct to be followed during the 2019-2020 academic year. It was an opportunity for the Director of ENSEA, Dr. Hugues KOUADIO, to share the content of the student guide (Internal Regulations) and present the various reforms under way.
After welcoming new students and wishing them an excellent academic year, he presented in his speech the new roadmap of the school he heads.
A focus was put on the pedagogical aspects. Thus, for this year, various innovations have been announced by the Director of ENSEA, namely:
- Validating all 60 teaching units;
- Obtaining a minimum average of 12/20 to move up to the next grade or graduate;
- Adoption of the Anti-Plagiarism Charter (Prohibiting plagiarism in all kinds of project drafting);
- Adoption of the Charter against harassment (Prohibiting harassment in all its forms).
With regard to the results of the pedagogical renovation, clarifications were provided by Mr KOUAKOU Jean Arnaud, Director of Studies. Indeed, a new training programme, that of Statistical Analysts (AS) will certainly be created from the 2020-2021 academic year after the validation of the reform by the government (Council of Ministers).
The Assistant Statistical Officers (AD) and Engineering Senior Statistician (ITS) training programmes will be closed and opened only at the request of the various countries if necessary.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, ENSEA of Abidjan has a total enrolment of 317 students, including:
- 137 students in the Engineering Senior Statistician (ISE) programme,
- 06 students in Master in Agricultural Statistics,
- 78 students in the Engineering Senior Statistician (ITS) programme,
- 77 students in the Assistant Statistical Offier (AD) programme and
- 19 in the Statistical Officer (AT).
“Our establishment has always been a haven of peace and African integration, which must remain so,” added Dr. Hugues KOUADIO. Indeed, through training, ENSEA has become a centre of African integration in which future leaders from the African continent mix their cultures and exchange experiences, thus facilitating efforts to harmonize statistical practice. Each year, approximately 20 nationalities are represented.
He was also pleased with the smooth running of the courses, which have been running since September (for the 2019-2020 school year).
As part of the African Centre of Excellence (ACE) project promoting statistical studies for young girls, the Director of ENSEA symbolically offered computers to two girls admitted to the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 entrance examinations for the Engineering Senior Statistician and Senior Statistician programmes (ISE and ITS). The other girls admitted were invited to get in touch with the IT department to pick up their computers.
Before closing his remarks, the Director of ENSEA of Abidjan paid a vibrant tribute to the Directors of Studies, teaching and administrative staff for their sense of responsibility and professionalism in the school management and congratulated the students for their excellent behaviour.