Canada & Africa. Why the TVET system of French-speaking African countries is not able to produce a highly qualified and operational man power? : a comparison with Canadian community colleges
This paper analyzes why for over 50 years, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries – Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo – are unable to provide their economies with effective manpower with professional and operational abilities that can function to attract investors and why the system produces so many unemployed graduates. It then compares it with Canadian Community Colleges. The comparison is made because there are strong similarities between the Francophone African economies and the Canadian economy, both of which are based essentially on small and medium enterprises.