The Marcel Pagnol French School Abuja is part of a network of 522 French schools established in the world and which depend on the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad), public organization under the supervision of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The AEFE, in its pedagogical and educational mission of managing schools, works in close relationship with the French Ministry of National Education, which makes teaching and administrative staff available to the schools. All these staffs are experienced French civil servants, trained and controlled by the French National Education.

The Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Action is the local authority representing the two ministries, through a delegation by the French Ambassador. 

The school is managed for education, academic planning and exams by the Principal of the school, assisted by a training teacher for the Primary school, a Principal Education Counselor for the Secondary school and an Administrative and Financial Director for financial and material matters.

Decisions concerning these areas are debated by a representative body: The School Council.

The school is managed for its material maintenance, the infrastructures and the staff by a Management Committee emanating from the association managing the school: ALFMPA.

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