Education In Democratic Republic of the Congo
It is one of the
largest countries covering the central parts of Africa. The
reports of 2005 revealed that about 65% of the children
belonging to the age category of 10 to 14 attended schools.
On the sad note, sue to the civil war more than 5.2 million
population was deprived of getting the education. The three
types of government take care of the education in Congo.
Statistics disclosed that in the year notably there were
19,000 primary schools and about 8,000 secondary schools.
Education in DR
congo: A complete overview
The government has
divided the education into three basic levels as the
primary, secondary and the higher education. Just like all
other countries in Africa, this country has also witnessed
lots of worse situation as civil war, violence, and
diseases. It is unable to provide equivalent education to
all because of the inadequacy of schools, uniforms,
textbooks and most importantly finance.
The country is
surviving through the tough periods is because of the lack
of funds. It is revealed that the primary mode of education
in Congo is free of cost and students pertaining to the age
group of 6 to 14 should attend it. However, the best part is
that students of this age group do regularly attend the
school and follow the curriculum diligently. On the other
hand, the percentage shows a demotion because lesser number
of students attends the secondary school. In fact, the
secondary level is not taken so seriously.
the primary schools can grasp some of the basic subjects of
their curriculum as writing, reading, and arithmetic. Well
these subjects do line up in the lower grades of the primary
school. However, the area of disciplines includes some other
subjects as history, geography, life science, physical
education, art, literature, and music.
In Congo, apart from
the primary education, secondary education is also given to
all. In the context, the secondary education is divided into
two main categories academic and the vocational. The
vocational courses have expanded into the fields of
lightning, manufacturing, agriculture and light
manufacturing etc. The tragic part is that the secondary
education defines a restricted dimension with only 10% of
the students are up to for attending the school.
It is difficult in
Congo for the families to send their children to school. It
is deciphered that the monthly income of the family is only
$50 where the monthly fees of the school extend to about $5
for each child. Thus, percentage shows that, it is tough for
the parents to provide education along with other incurring
expenses. This deduces the rate of pass outs. Students
taking admission to the primary school never completes the
In order to release,
the poor strata of the society from the financial
encumbering, various organizations have taken initiatives.
They are endeavoring to get more students name enrolled in
the school’s register. You should definitely support them to
get success in their job of producing a replenished educated