World Bank supports Education Improvement Project in Congo
APA-Brazzaville (Congo) - The World Bank and the Congolese government have co-financed the Project to Support the Improvement of Congo’s Education System (PRAASED), designed to improve and strengthen school performance at the primary and secondary levels, the state-owned radio announced Monday in Brazzaville.
“The priority of this project is focused on rural areas and where the school yields are very low, especially marginalized groups such as poor children, disabled and indigenous children,” said the source.
According to the World Bank’s representation in Congo, this financing, which comes in a specific context, should help the country maintain support for the social sectors in order to avoid the deterioration of social indicators and to strengthen the foundations of economic growth in the longterm.
The Congolese Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Anatole Collinet Makosso, stressed that by concluding this project on the eve of the start of school with the World Bank, the government has set itself the ambition of meeting three education sector challenges, which consists of providing quality education for all, revising the school curricula and ensuring the credibility of diplomas through better organization of examinations.
This project succeeds the PREABASE (Basic Education Support Project), which was implemented from 2000 to 2013 with World Bank’s financial support.