Created on February 24, 1957, the University of Dakar was officially inaugurated on December 9, 1959 after a long evolution marked by:
- the creation of an African school of medicine, the first draft of higher education in Africa in 1918 (decree of 14 January 1918);
- the creation of the Institut Français d'Afrique Noire (IFAN) in 1936;
- the creation of a certificate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB), preparatory to medical studies and by the opening in the early fifties of higher schools academically attached to the University of Bordeaux as part of what was called in 1950, Institut des Hautes Etudes de Dakar;
- the erection of independent faculties in place of these higher schools to form the 18Th Université Française, academically attached to the Universities of Paris and Bordeaux, in 1957.
Fann Hock, Dakar, Dakar, Senegal