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Concours d'admission à la section
du chemin de fer, session du 14 Juin 1927
Procès Verbal
in ANM 1 G 121 fonds recents.

© 1999 by Jim Jones, Ph.D.

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Five graduates of the École Primaire Supérieur de Bamako were allowed to test for entrance into the railroad professional course. The test was administered by French officials named Marchi, Letin, Morot and Lhez.

There are "Certificat d'Identité Tenant Lieu d'Acte de Naissance" for each candidate.

Last name First name Approx. birth date Birth place Parents' residence Ranking
Etienne François 1909 Tivaouanne Tambacounda 4
Diawara Djibril 1910 Kita Bamako 1
N'Diaye Ibrahim 1911 Koulikoro Koulikoro 5
Koité Bouillé 1910 Bafoulabé Bafoulabé 2
Konaté Bakary 1910 Bougouni Toussekela (Bougouni) 3

Each file contains the "Certificat d'Identité," a "Certificat Medical," a letter requesting permission from the Gouverneur du Soudan Français to take the examination, and compositions written as part of the examination. The test areas were Orthographé, Géographie, Français, et Calcul (handwriting, geography, French and arithmetic).

The instruction for the French composition examination was "Decrivez l'arrivée d'un train en gare de Bamako" (Describe the arrival of a train at the Bamako station).