Ministry of Education (Tunisia)

The Ministry of Education is responsible for the administration of education in Tunisia. It has its headquarters at Boulevard Bab Bnet 1030 in Tunis. As of 2015 it was directed by Néji Jalloul.[1] In May 2017, the government fired Jalloul and replaced him with Slim Khalbous .[2]

The Ministry of Education building

The Ministry is responsible for ensuring the right to education and training of all Tunisians according to law No. 2002-80 of 23 July 2002 on education.[3] It pays special attention to children with special needs and those of Tunisian nationals abroad. The department facilitates public education and training systems and institutions and structures on a local, regional and national scale, and also overlooks private schools and preschooling.


  1. ^ "Lettre ouverte à Mr. Néji Jalloul, ministre de l'Education" (in French). Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  2. ^ AfricaNews (2017-05-03). "Tunisia: Ministers of finance and education sacked". Africanews. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  3. ^ "RAPPORT NATIONAL SUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'EDUCATION 2000-2004" (PDF) (in French). UNESCO. Retrieved 7 June 2015.