The International Baccalaureate in Africa

The International Baccalaureate (IB) first began teaching in Africa in 1977. It now hosts 121 IB World Schools in 33 countries across the continent. Universities worldwide recognize the strength of the IB, with the majority of UK and US universities holding official policies for admitting IB students to their courses.

In addition to students, we support schools and teachers to provide a world class education, offering professional development that improves pedagogy and leadership. These pages are a resource for potential IB World Schools, their teachers, students, their parents and universities in Africa. If you'd like to know more about becoming an IB World School, please contact us. 

IB African Education Festival

Join us at the African Education Festival, taking place in Johannesburg on 27 - 28 February 2020.

Learn more about the IB in Africa