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11 September 2020

Liceu Comté de Foix 40th Anniversary

Andorra, French Administration: Liceu Comté de Foix 40th Anniversary, 11 September 2020. Images from La Poste.

Technical Specifications:

Issued on: 2020-08-21
Size: 40.85 x 30 mm
Colors: Multicolor
Printing: Recess (soft-cut print on the TD 202 press in sheets of 20)
Face value: €1.94
Print run: 70,000

The stamp was designed by Broll and Prascida, laid out by Stephanie GHINÉA and engraved by Eve LUQUET, based on a photo provided by the Lycée.

French education in Andorra was made possible thanks to the will of the French people and the French Viguier in Andorra (the names of the personal representatives of the French Coprince and the Spanish Coprince in the Principality of Andorra, before the 1993 Constitution), who received help so that young Andorrans could study in France. In 1962, the foundations of French education in the Principality were laid and the College of General Education was created. As the number of students in French education increased, it became necessary to build new facilities. In 1980, the Lycée Comte de Foix was inaugurated, a name chosen by the co-director Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, at Prada Motxilla, intended for undergraduate and graduate education. The centre, which began as a student and teacher, currently has about 1,500 students. The growing number of students, and to meet the needs of the country’s professionals, new teachings have been created, such as professional bachelor’s degrees in catering, courses born in the last decades of the last century and still taught. Today teaching is free. The high school is attached to the Ministry of National Education and placed under the authority of the rector of the Academy of Montpellier. The stamp shows the façade of the school, seen on the Valira river.

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