The Education System in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The education system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is governed by three government ministries: the Ministère de l'Enseignement Primaire, Secondaire et Professionnel (MEPSP), the Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et Universitaire (MESU) and theMinistère des Affaires Sociales (MAS). The educational system in the DRC is similar to that of Belgium.
There were over 48.147 primary schools serving 13.5 millions primary school students and 383.207 primary school teachers according to the MEPS-INC statistical yearbook for 2013-2014. Age six is the official age for school enrolment. However, primary school education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is not compulsory, free nor universal, and many children are not able to go to school because parents were unable to pay the enrolment fees. Only 54% of six-years-old children attend school. And the average age of first grade students is 10 (2013).
Eduniversal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:1 school
Schools with 5 Palmes 0
Schools with 4 Palmes 0
Schools with 3 Palmes 0
Schools with 2 Palmes 0
Schools with 1 Palme 1