Burkina Faso education is mainly influenced by the education system of France, their colonizer. Burkina Faso education system, though, has incorporated certain changes but the basic structure of education followed from French model remains the same.
Two key elements for the culture of Burkina Faso (a country once known as Upper Volta) are its indigenous masks and dancing. The masks used in this region of the western Sahel are made for rites of sacrifice to gods and animal spirits in the villages. Native dance, on the other hand, is employed to demonstrate the villagers’ desire for blessings by the spirits.
Burkina Faso is divided into 13 administrative regions. Each region is administered by a Governor.