Education enrolment in DRC increases by 9% in two years

July 8, 2016 OPINION/NEWS


Darell Maurice

In the space of two years, the enrolment rate for schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose from 16.5 to 18,000,000, an increase of nine percent.

The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education and Introduction to the new citizenship (EPS-INC) Maker Mwangu delivered these figures earlier this week in Kinshasa, at the end of the school year 2015-2016.

Mwangu welcomed the successful holding of this school year which, according to him, has had enough complications and difficulties.

“We want to thank the parents for being with us. We have had a rather complicated year, quite difficult. We also thank the teachers who really worked for us and safely (got us to) the end of this school year. We think of our friends in Beni, where there are some security problems. Apart from that, everything went as it should on the whole national territory,”assured Maker Mwangu.

The Minister of EPS-INC also invited local communities, political and administrative authorities and parents caring for children during holiday periods to promote their development.

Maker Mwangu did however plead for the 2016-2017 school year to be much more peaceful than in previous years.









Darell Maurice

Darell Maurice is a Journalist based in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city Kinshasa and works for Canal7kintv. He also blogs here.


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